Bob Lambert retired after 29 years as the Director of Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources for the City of Eden Prairie in 2007. Prior to that he was the Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Cottage Grove, MN from 1974 to 1978. He also was St. Peter's first "year round" Recreation Director from 1971 - 1972 while finishing a B.S. degree in Parks and Recreation Administration at Mankato State College. He has a M.S. degree in Recreation & Park Management from the University of Oregon. Bob served as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1970, spending one year in Vietnam from Oct. of 1967 to Oct 1968, and his last two years as an instructor pilot at Fort Wolters, TX.
Bob is a St. Peter native who has retired from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He is currently working in the archives at the Nicollet County Historical Society. He has been involved in a variety of community activities since his return to the city in 2000, including the St. Peter All-School Reunion Committee, the St. Peter Tourism Bureau, and the St. Peter Lions Club. His interest in the Memorial Project stems from his father's and his uncle's service in World War II.
Dave retired from South Central College as the Dean of Students. After his retirement you might have seen him in your neighborhood as he read meters for the City of St. Peter for several years. He is quite active with the Vietnam Era Last Man’s Club of St. Peter; serves as chair of the Vietnam Memorial Day Committee; and is involved as a volunteer for the Disabled American Veteran’s kettle corn fundraising. Dave enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in l968 – 1976; was SFC Platoon Leader with Charlie Company of the 205th Infantry Battalion in Mankato.
Greg is a St. Peter native. He previously owned Seitzer Ford and is now retired. Greg has been a St. Peter Ambassador since 1974 and served as a St. Peter Chamber of Commerce President. He was medically discharged from the Army National Guard in 1968.
Heather is President and Founder of Creative Synergy, LLC. She has worked extensively with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and with the Office of Management and Budget at the White House on process improvement initiatives to better support the warfighter and be better stewards of taxpayer dollars. She is the President of William R. Witty American Legion Post 37 Auxiliary. She is the daughter of a Vietnam Air Force veteran and the granddaughter of a World War II Army veteran.
Jeff is a Saint Peter native, graduating from Saint Peter High School in 1988. He is a member of the Saint Peter Lions Club where he has served as a past president and board member. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Saint Peter Area Chamber of Commerce. He is employed with Bolton & Menk Engineers and Land Surveyors as a Principal Engineer. He performs City Engineering services for a variety of communities including the City of Saint Peter. His interest with the Veterans Memorial comes from the Saint Peter Lions Club and their goal of setting aside a portion of their fund raising proceeds for a memorial in Saint Peter.
Jerry retired from the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center after 31 years. He has served on the St. Peter City Council for 24 years, on the River's Edge Hospital Commission for 27 years, cooked chicken for the Old Fashioned Fourth of July for 40 years and active with the St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce for a number of years. He served from 1955-1957 in Germany with the 10th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army.
Jim is now retired from SMC Construction. While in Vietnam, he was in the infantry and served as the point man on patrols with the 101st Airborne. After being wounded and recovering, he was in the 1st Special Forces Group in Okinawa. Jim obtained the rank of Sergeant.
Keith moved to St. Peter in 1949 and graduated from St. Peter High School in 1952. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1952 and went active duty in 1954 during the Korean Conflict. Keith owned the Embassy Bar in St. Peter for over 40 years and is now retired. Over the years, he's been actively involved in community organizations such as the St. Peter Jaycees, St. Peter Ambassadors, St. Peter Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, Post Member of the St. Peter American Legion and Le Center VFW, and served on the board for Shoreland Country Club.
As a Saint Peter native and a local business owner, Lee understands the importance of investing in our community. His involvement with several area boards, committees and organizations reflects the pride he has for both our own town and its residents.
Marty is the President and CEO of Cambria.
Pell is a retired civil engineer. He enjoys the outdoors and served as the President of the Nelson Point Wildlife Association, is a board member of the Swan Lake Area Wildlife Association and member of the Hall of Fame of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association. He received the Sportsman of the Year Award in 1999 by the Nicollet County Conservation Club. Pell has also authored three books on fowl hunting on Swan Lake and other places. Pell served in the Korean War with the First Calvary Division in 1951-1952 and is a member of the Frozen Chosen Chapter of the Korean War Association. He is also a member of the VFW.
Ron is retired from Ziegler Inc. (Caterpillar Minnesota) as a Territory Manager. He is a 33 year Saint Peter Area resident. He volunteers his time as Commander of American Legion Post #37, Disabled American Veterans, Last Man Club of Vietnam War Era of Saint Peter, Vietnam Veterans of American and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is a Lifemember of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pheasants Forever and Minnesota Deer Hunters. Ron was drafted in 1968 into the U. S. Army and served in Vietnam with the 18th Aviation Company as a Communications Squad Leader and Courier.
Windy has retired from the City of St. Peter Public Works and the St. Peter Volunteer Fire Department. He is very involved with the community and volunteers his time with the 4th of July Committee, Nicollet County Fairboard, Red Men Club Board of Directors, Vietnam Era Last Mans Club of St. Peter Area, Disabled American Veterans and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. Windy was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the 587th Signal Support as cryptographer in Vietnam.