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We have lost one of our own.

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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:


...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:


...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.

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My family's thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Rest in peace.
Note from Cpl. Lindsey's mom

Guys, I wanted to share with you this note I received from Cpl. Jamie Lindsey's mother.

Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 10:03 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: LX Forums Contact Us Form - Cpl Jamie Lindsey's mom
The following message was sent to you via the LX Forums Contact Us form.
I just wanted to thank you for honoring my son, Cpl. Jamie Lindsey. I didn't know about your site until I googled Jamie's name. I was looking for newspaper articles to put in a memory book. I ran across Jamie's posts on your forum. It was not suprising that he found you though. From his very first car, an Integra, he worked to personalize it and make it his own. At his memorial service here in Florence, Alabama (his hometown), I included a picture I found of him in the "Teg" burning rubber with smoke all around him. All his friends commented that was the Jamie they knew.
Once again, thank you for paying tribute to my son. This would have meant a lot to him.
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