Veterans History Project Service Summary:
- War or Conflict: World War, 1914-1918
- Branch of Service: Army
- Unit of Service: Company B, 1st Battalion, 318th Engineers Regiment, 6th Division, 1st Army Corps
- Location of Service: United States; France
- Highest Rank: Private First Class
A company clerk with a regiment of engineers stationed in France, Stan Lamb was a prolific correspondent to more than a dozen family members and friends. In a letter dated September 25, 1918, he reported that in the previous three days he had received 35 letters from 22 different people. During the war, censors sometimes chastised Lamb for being indiscreet, but once the Armistice was signed, his honest descriptions of postwar devastation-he once saw starving citizens reduced to eating horses--were no longer subject to review.