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Doris Ingersoll pins the Prisoner of War Service Medal on World War II veteran Ralph Lamb on Sept. 19 at “The Ride Home” ceremony in Americus, Georgia. Lamb and his unit were captured by the German army during the Battle of the Bulge. Lamb was a POW for 144 days during his service in the U.S. Army. Standing behind Lamb is Kathy “Kat” McLaughlin.
Savoring freedom, decades later

Ralph Lamb doesn’t boast about his time in the U.S. Army during World War II, but no one could blame him if he did. 

After all, the now-95-year-old served in the famed 3rd Armored Division, which was led by both Gen. George S. Patton and at times Gen. Omar Bradley, if Gen. Patton had drawn the ire of his superiors, which was often.

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