Cpl. James Lindsey (jtl13f)
Charlie Co., 3rd regiment, 509th Parachute Infantry Division
Killed April 12th, 2007 by a roadside bomb
A few weeks ago, I was asked by a web site that I'm affiliated with to see if I could find a soldier to "adopt". We had tried Soldiers Angels and other organizations without any real success. Almost as if on cue, Cpl. Lindsey posted this thread:
Just signing my life away
...indicating that he was in Iraq and had just re-upped until 2012. "Perfect!" I thought to myself. I contacted him via PM and had arranged to send he and his buds all kinds of good stuff. Yesterday, the first box of stuff, including a brand new inkjet printer, was dropped off at the post office. Today...we find out that he has been killed in action. I feel like I've been gut-shot. I've never met the man and I'm sitting here with tears welling up to the point I can hardly read what I'm typing here.
He had a close call recently as some of you noticed in this thread:
Wear a seatbelt(PICS)
...but 8 days later, another bomb took his life. I only exchanged a few messages with him but he struck me not only as a great kid but also a soldier that we could all be very very proud of.
A little bit ago I received an email from who I believe to be a close friend of his in response to a query I had sent and she confirmed his passing.
Whatever your beliefs, I'd like to ask you all to pray for him and his family.
Rest in peace, James. Rest in peace.
Last edited by DawsonMagnum; 04-15-2007 at 11:06 AM.
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Oh, God, No. What a shame. I will definitely pray for his family. That really hits close to home.
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How very sad.
His family has my prayers.
I too have "extended" famliy serving and hope for thier safe return.
Last edited by F1fan; 04-13-2007 at 05:30 PM.
His family will be in my prayers. I personally dont know anyone killed in this war, but this is the closest. I had chills reading that. When he posted his close call story i couldnt believe how lucky he was. Do you know how his widow is, I mean do they have young children etc??? Maybe we can set up some fund or donate something to his family, just to let them know we appreciate his sacrifice. I know we are all crazy about our cars but there isn't anyone here that wouldnt mind donating for this cause and maybe post-poning a mod.
Sad, Very Sad, Best wishes and prayers to his family from mine.
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My prayers will be many for his family through this tough time, He is a TRUE American in my book!!! This was very hard for me to beleive I just read the other post last week where he survived that awful blast. This gave me chills to read and had to wipe away the tears, James should be remembered by us on this forum in someway.
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Very tragic. Our prayers to his family.
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God bless him and his family. I'm very sorry for their loss. I thank him for allowing us to live free and have fewer worries because of his courage to defend our freedoms and our country. If there's a fund to be established in his name or for his family, I would like to donate.
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Wow... He was from my neck of the woods.. Florence Alabama!
This sucks! Definitely puts your own "bad day" into perspective doesnt it!
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Last edited by Daniel454; 04-13-2007 at 08:29 PM.
I'm sitting here beside myself reading this. I had just sent James a painted engine cover for his car. He was so excited to get one from me and he was so looking forward to coming home to install it. There are really no words to describe how I feel right now. I feel like I've been kicked in the stomach. I am so sorry for his family. Is this war really worth this?
I remember that thread where he discussed re-upping. God bless him and his loved ones. What a terrible senseless loss.