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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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There is so much wrong with our world today. Moments like this make me wonder why humanity is worth saving.

My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to his family and his young wife.
Few things move me to emotion. This is one of those things.

Thank you Corporal. And thank you to all who have and continue to serve.
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