"...Why is our name Lambert?"

Staff Sgt. Shedrick Lambert, 48th Intelligence Squadron, supervisor of knowledge management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Schelli T. Jones)

Staff Sgt. Shedrick Lambert, 48th Intelligence Squadron, supervisor of knowledge management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Schelli T. Jones)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- "Recently, my 8-year-old and 11-year-old daughters asked if there was a meaning to our last name. Where did it come from? Why is our name Lambert? I stared blankly back at them, I didn't know. My mom didn't know. My grandmother had no idea. After some research, I found out the name means, 'Bright land or light of the land' and my family was given that name during the time of slavery in the 1800s. I've been on a mission ever since to find out more about my family and it all started with a simple question from my daughters."

Staff Sgt. Shedrick Lambert
48th Intelligence Squadron, supervisor of knowledge management
Hometown: Bastrop, Louisiana

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