An excerpt from A Soldier’s Story by Dave Morgan, Lincoln Journal, January 25, 1995, Hamlin, Lincoln County, West Virginia
“We’d have fire-fights at night, then every morning, several hundred North Korean soldiers would surrender. The problem of food got a lot worse. After a month of taking prisoners, and not having enough food to feed our people, let alone feed hundreds of new prisoners, 8th Army Headquarters told us to ‘take no more prisoners.’
“After that, we’d take the North Korean prisoners, sometimes seven and eight hundred at a time, around a hill, because we didn’t want the other North Koreans to see what we were doing. Then our fellows would machine-gun the prisoners until they were all dead.
After a years fighting Lambert was one of five survivors from the original 386 men who shipped to Korea with him. He was 17 years old by then.