Monday, April 25, 2011

Medal of Honor Monday: Jake W. Lindsey, Sr.

"For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on November 16, 1944, in Germany.  T/Sgt. Lindsey assumed a position about 10 yards to the front of his platoon during an intense enemy infantry-tank counterattack, and by his unerringly accurate fire destroyed 2 enemy machine gun nests, forced the withdrawal of 2 tanks, and effectively halted enemy flanking patrols. Later, although painfully wounded, he engaged 8 Germans, who were reestablishing machine gun positions, in hand-to-hand combat, killing 3, capturing 3, and causing the other 2 to flee.  By his gallantry, T/Sgt. Lindsey secured his unit's position, and reflected great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army." 

From T/Sgt. Lindsey's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on May 21, 1945.
May you be at peace, 

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