Local NewsBridge naming honors Vietnam serviceman

Almost 100 family, friends and Vietnam veterans gathered Oct. 3 in the South Central Community for the dedication of the Floyd W. Jason Lamb Jr. Memorial Bridge.

Lamb was 20 years old when he was killed in action May 4, 1970, while participating in a search and clear operation in the Nui Yon Thon Mountains, located approximately 8 miles southwest of Tam Ky City, Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam. He received a fatal fragmentation wound when a concealed enemy explosive device was detonated.

For his actions in Vietnam, Specialist Fourth Class Floyd Watsel “Jason” Lamb Jr. received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation, National Defense, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign Medals. More...

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