"Boy, I was never so glad to see a marine in my life," said Lambert who now lives at the Boise Veterans Home.
Lambert was a special guest at the POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at the state capitol in Boise.
But the main focus was on those service men and women still missing in America's wars, including Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, the lone prisoner of war captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today the United States is using all its military, intelligence and diplomatic tools to secure Sgt. Bergdahl's safe release.