Jul. 2, 1912 Socorro Socorro County New Mexico, USA
Oct. 26, 1997 Stillwater Payne County Oklahoma, USA
Elmo Noble Lamb, was born July 2, 1912, he grew up in Winser, Mo and Elsmore, Kansas, where he graduated from Elsmore High School in 1931 and Iola, KS Junior College in 1932. In 1932 he graduated from Chillicothe Business College, Chillicothe, MO, where he took a Telegraph-Typewriting Course. The MK&T "Katy" Railroad then employed him. He was working for the railroad in Oklahoma when at age 29 he met and married Martha Ann Hicks, March 16, 1942. He served in World War II from June 1942 to October 1945. He spent most of the time at various primitive camps on top of the Himalayan Mountains in Burma and India, with very few white people and many natives; some were headhunters. He never wanted to camp out or even picnic after the experience. Elmo and Martha were married March 16, 1942. Elmo entered the U.S. Army June 11, 1942 at age 29 years and 11 months. Martha was 19 years old and expecting a baby when he departed for India. He was a telegraph operator for the railroad as a civilian and therefore was in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He served 36 months as a radio operator including 27 months with 558th Signal Battalion in China-Burma-India Theater. He sent and received messages by radio in International Morse Code. He was in an air raid warning station reporting all flights of planes whether enemy or friendly and giving size and direction of flights. P.F.C. Elmo N. Lamb received the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon, the American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Marksmanship Medal and Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII. Elmo entered the service June 11, 1942, departed for India Jan. 1, 1943, arriving Jan. 21, 1943. He left India March 25, 1945 returning to the U.S. April 11, 1945. He was discharged Oct. 5, 1945. Elmo Lamb was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge, Stillwater chapter 54 of Order of Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Christian Church. Elmo retired from the Rock Island Railroad in 1974, Elmo and Martha settled in Stillwater, Ok. Elmo loved to make wooden articles in his garage workshop. Elmo and Martha Lamb observe their 50th anniversary on March 15, 1992. Martha died September 22, 1992, at age 69. Elmo died October 26, 1997 at age 85. They are both buried at Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, Payne Co., OK.