At Ray's Rock, near Colleville-sur-Mer, France, a memorial service and wreath laying ceremony were held April 17, 2021, to honor Ray Lambert. The former Army medic was credited with saving the lives of at least 15 men on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion. Lambert, who also fought in North Africa and Sicily, was awarded three Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and the French Legion of Honor for his military service during World War II.

Photos courtesy of Laurent Tromski and Jean Luc Aramburu unless otherwise noted.

A graveside service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions in Ray Lambert's honor may be made to the 1st Infantry Division Foundation, P.O. Box 607, Ambler, PA, 19002 or online at 1st ID.org, or to the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

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Kent Misegades

A great tribute to a great American. How silly that they wear useless masks outdoors to honor a man who knew what a true threat was all about.

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