In Memory

William E. Lambert

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10/14/09 06:01 PM #1    

Jon Cooke (Trf Ctl Oic)

Sgt Lambert, was the NCOIC of Traffic the year I was assigned to the 610th. (Oct 69- Oct 70). He and his wife Suzy and two children lived across the Hwy from Yokota main gate. I probably ate lunch at their house 3 out of every 5 days. Suzy always had lintel soup for I ever tasted. Sgt. Lambert was a friend, confident, and a wonderful person. After I left Yokota in 1970, we stayed in contact with the family, and Carol and I were very saddened to hear of his untimely death in 1980. I learned a trememdous amount of people management skills from Sgt. Lambert. I think of him often...even today, some 30 years later. Jon Cooke

06/28/15 02:00 PM #2    

James Campanella (Traffic Control, Dispatch)

Though a senior NCO, Sgt Lambert was always "one of us" among us junior airmen. He was in charge of 610th Traffic Control when I arrived at Yokota as an E3 in January,1968. I liked him immediately, and respected him more & more in my 2 years there. He had a smile for everyone every day. He never talked down to anyone. He was smart & inspirational, but never condescending. He led us with a big heart. He credited his troops for everything good done under his leadership, never himself. He even nominated yours truly for Airman of the Quarter and much later, because of his efforts (not mine) I received the AFCM. Sgt Lambert was a Great Man (Caps intended) & will always, to me, exemplify the very best of an Air Force NCO. He did his job well, and with humble quiet grace. God bless him always.

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