Congressman Doug Lamborn’s father, a World War II veteran, died Tuesday, May 29. He was 93.
Robert Lamborn enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served three and a half years in the military, working and fighting in nine countries, including Malta, Sicily, Corsica and France. He was an armorer for P-40 Warhawks with the 79th Fighter Group, and won 11 battle or campaign stars.
“My father passed on to his four sons a love of God, family, and country,” the congressman said in a statement. “He taught us to work hard and give our best to everything we do.
“He was part of the greatest generation, but thought only that he was doing his duty. Like many who served with him in the Second World War, my father’s life was marked by hard work, sacrifice, and service.”
After leaving the Army, Robert Lamborn joined the federal Bureau of Prisons at Leavenworth Penitentiary, where he worked for 25 years. He was chosen in 1955 as one of five corrections officers who were sent to West Berlin to guard Nazi war criminals.
Robert Lamborn died in Leavenworth, Kansas. The congressman’s mother, Madeline Lamborn, died in 1998, also in Kansas.
Robert Lamborn is survived by four sons, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.