In 2019, Mr. Lambert founded the Freedom Foundation dedicated to recognizing the contributions and legacy of Culpeper born USCTs. He is an active participant in Civil War related activities and the preservation of Civil War battlefields. He is a current member of Company B, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the 23rd United States Colored Troops (USCT) and The Brandy Station Foundation.
Mr. Lambert has participated in numerous Civil War re-enactments, living history events, television productions, and movie projects including the Civil War era films Glory, Sommersby, and Lincoln .
In recognition of his service, Mr. Lambert was awarded Company B’s President’s Award. Mr. Lambert is also a recipient of the Trail To Freedom’s William H. Carney Award in honor of his selfless service to society and commitment to the preservation of history.
Mr. Lambert has served on the Board of the Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield, and is a co-founder of the African-American Heritage Alliance, which sponsored the 150th anniversary celebration of the refugee crossing at Cow’s Ford. Additionally, Mr. Lambert organized the 150th anniversary celebration of USCT’s crossing at Kelly’s Ford. He also participated in the preservation of the Battle of Chantilly battlefield site.
Mr. Lambert is a retired Contracts professional after many years of service in the Intelligence Community and with the Department of Defense.
He is a member of the National Contract Management Association, with distinction as a Certified Professional Contracts Manager, The OSS Society, the American Battlefield Trust, and serves as an Advisory Member with the John Brown Historic Foundation.
He is a graduate of the Antioch School of Law and American University. He holds certificates from the University of Virginia and Georgetown University.
In 1984, Rev Triplett opened the Wilderness Center Pharmacy in Locust Grove, Virginia and worked there until his retirement in 2018. Presently, Rev Triplett serves on the Board of the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Secretary of the Minority and Veteran Farmers of the Piedmont, Pharmacist-In-Charge at the Culpeper Free Clinic, Member of the Culpeper Mid Day Lions Club, and Associate minister at Rising Zion Baptist Church in Winston, VA
He previously served as President of the Rappahannock Pharmacy Association, Regional Director of the Academy of Independent Pharmacists of Virginia, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Culpeper Regional Hospital, and as a Member of the Second Bank & Trust of the Orange County Board.
Eugene obtained his Associate of Science degree from Germanna Community College, a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He holds an Associate and Bachelors degree in Theology from Bethlehem Christian University.
He currently resides on the family farm in Brandy Station,Va that has been farmed for 4 generations of the Triplett family. He is married to Theresa (Dinkins) Triplett. They have three children:
Dr Tamasha Scott DDS, Anita Potts and Jesse Jackson and six grandchildren. His true passion is farming and helping those in his community.
Ms. Lambert has been employed with the Federal Government for 27 years.
She is a Culpeper, Virginia native, educated at Germanna Community College and Old Dominion University. She has a graduate Human Resources certificate from the University of Virginia. Ms. Lambert was a member of the Culpeper Branch NAACP.
She has been a member of the Antioch Baptist Church of Culpeper all of her life and currently serves as the Church Clerk, and sings in several choirs. She has a daughter and enjoys being a soccer and basketball mom. She also enjoys writing poetry.
Marva currently works as an Independent Contractor with the Intelligence Community. She retired as a Contracts Management Professional after 32 ½ years of service, in both the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense.
She volunteers with the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries in Chantilly Virginia, as a member, as well as a board member of the Deaconess Board of the Mount Olive Baptist Church, Centreville, Virginia.
Marva is a graduate of Webster University, with a Masters Degree in Management.
Upon graduating from High School, Edward W. Gantt enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served his first 3 years as helicopter crew, including a 12 month tour in South Vietnam as a helicopter door gunner and crew chief.
He attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. in Biology, Chemistry and premed. Upon graduation, he chose to pursue a life-long dream of aviation instead of medicine, and entered the Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. He was awarded his Naval Flight Officer "Wings of Gold", and reported to Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia for training in the F-14A Tomcat.
His assignments took him to the Mediterranean with the U.S. Sixth Fleet, to the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf with the Fifth Fleet, and to the Pacific arena with the Seventh Fleet. He has accumulated over 2,000 hours in an F-14 while flying from the decks of the aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower , USS Saratoga, USS Forrestal, and USS Carl Vinson.
Capt. Gantt commanded the Recruit Training Command and Navy Boot Camp at Great Lakes, IL., with responsibility for the development of 50,000 sailors annually. Captain Gantt retired from the Navy in September 2003 after 29 years of active service. Among his most significant military accomplishments are completion of the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Schools at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Capt. Gantt then served as a public high school teacher in suburban Maryland and Washington, DC. In his role as Senior Naval Science Instructor, he developed citizenship and leadership among today’s high school students, the future leaders in our communities. He then returned to Howard University Graduate School as aa full-time student in 2014.
Capt. Gantt is part of the 23rd Infantry Regiment U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) Civil War re-enactors and living historians. He is a member of Company B, 54th Massachusetts Civil War re-enactors and currently serves as the Regional Commander for Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington DC Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) veterans service organization.
Mr. Osborne is currently the President of Company B of the 54th Massachusetts Civil War Reenactors ~ Washington, D.C.
As an Associate Director of Federal & Regional Affairs / Office of the Mayor of Washington, DC, Mr Osborne currently tracks policymakers in the Senate and House on behalf of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Osborne’s career has included:
Mr. Osborne holds a Juris Doctorate from University of Missouri, and a Bachelor of Science in Management and Economics from William Jewell College.