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WILLIAM JEFFERSON LINDSEY


is honored on Panel 3E, Line 83 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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WILLIAM JEFFERSON
LINDSEY
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  • Please someone find a picture of this Fallen Infantry Warrior

    Posted on 6/17/18 - by K
    Never Forgotten...Always Remembered
  • Drafted into the Infantry...Fought with the Infantry...and died with His Infantry Brothers Nov. 1965

    Posted on 6/17/18 - by Izzy
    William Jefferson Lindsey
    Private First Class

    PERSONAL DATA
    Home of Record: Augusta, Georgia
    Date of birth: Monday, 12/01/1941

    MILITARY DATA
    Service: Army (Selective Service)
    Grade at loss: E3
    Rank: Private First Class
    ID No: 53390024
    MOS: 11B10 Infantryman
    LenSvc: Between 1 and 2 years
    Unit: D CO, 1ST BN, 5TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV

    CASUALTY DATA
    Start Tour: Wednesday, 10/20/1965
    Cas Date: Wednesday, 11/17/1965
    Age at Loss: 23
    Remains: Body recovered
    Location: Ia Drang Valley, South Vietnam
    Type: Hostile, died outright
    Reason: Gun or small arms fire - Ground casualty

    ON THE WALL Panel 03E Line 083
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  • KIA with 151 of His Infantry Brothers at Ambush at LZ Albany in Infamous Ia Drang Valley

    Posted on 6/17/18 - by K
    Billy was an Infantry Soldier and he died a Soldier’s Death...fighting with his comrades and friends
    God Bless You Billy
    And God Bless All who died with you that day
    America is Great because of you and your comrades' dedication to duty in the face of certain death
    RIP
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC William Jefferson Lindsey, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • High School Friend at Clay County in Ft. Gaines, GA.

    Posted on 6/18/12 - by MAJ Clarence C. Mathis, Ret ccmathis@taylor.k12.ga.us

    Jeff graduated in 1960 with my older brother, Woody. I was just in the 9th grade at the time. I remember Jeff as the starting catcher for several years on the high school baseball team. He caught his brother, Andy, a year younger, and an outstanding pitcher. Jeff, as I recall, hit several towering home runs over the right field fence. He was definitely a power hitter and had a very good arm, throwing out many who tested him while trying to steal second or third. Jeff was killed on the day that I reported to basic training at Ft. Benning, Nov 17, 1965. He was part of the first U.S. battalion sized operation in Viet Nam. The events of this first major battle have forever been chronicled in the book, 'We Were Soldiers, Once, and Young,' and the movie about it. Jeff's name is listed inside the cover of the book, along with all the other US casualties of that battle. I remember him well as being an easy going country boy with a big smile, a lot like many of the others from the 60's who made the ultimate sacrifice in Nam. BR

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