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William Lloyd Lamb to family

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Creator: Lamb, William Lloyd, 1928-1989

Date: Between 1951 and 1952

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: 2014-167 (Photographs)

Unit ID: 306850

Summary: Here are letters written by William (Bill) Lloyd Lamb to his family while he served in the Korean War. Also included are photographs of Lamb and his friends taken during the War. Lamb, a member of the United State Army, Company G, 180 Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, was a recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart. A newspaper article published in The Blue Rapids Times, September 18, 1952, provides details of the heroic act, which resulted in Lamb receiving the Silver Star and Purple Heart. The collection includes a graduation announcement for 1946 from Irving High School in Marshall County. Additional Korean War letters written by William Lloyd Lamb are available to read, please see Kansas Memory item 308647.

Space Required/Quantity: 0.01 cubic feet

Title (Main title): William Lloyd Lamb to family


Biog. Sketch (Full): William (Bill) Lloyd Lamb was born September 2, 1928 the son of William J. and Cecilia Duchek Lamb on the family farm south of Blue Rapids, Kansas. He has an older sister, Phyllis Lamb Hilton.
He graduated from Irving High School in 1945 and went to work on the farm. He entered the U.S. Army in 1951 and was stationed at Fort Riley. He was shipped to Korea in December, 1951 and was honorably discharged December 24, 1952, with a Silver Star and Purple Heart. He then served 5 years in the Army Reserves.
Bill married Helena Merrill on June 2, 1955 and they lived on the family farm. They had 4 children, William M., Georgena, Elizabeth and Patricia.
After the devastating hail storm of 1974 they purchased the ?Daisy Creem? restaurant in Blue Rapids which they ran until 1988.
Bill passed away on Sept. 16, 1989 from cancer.

Scope and Content

Portions of Collection Not Separately Described:

  1. Letters
  2. Photographs


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    Lamb, William Lloyd, 1928-1989
    Korean War, 1950-1953

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