FLORENCE, AL, USA U.S. Army CPL, COMPANY C, 3D BATTALION, 509TH INFANTRY, FORT RICHARDSON, AK BAGHDAD, IRAQ 04/12/2007
Corporal James Tyler Lindsey, a 20-year-old Army corporal died on patrol April 12, 2007 when his humvee was hit by a roadside bomb. He was assigned to the U.S. Army’s Third Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fourth Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
James Lindsay, known to many as “Jamie”, was formerly from Florence, Alabama. He was a native of Lauderdale County, a 2004 graduate of Bradshaw High School, and a member of Underwood Baptist Church. Jamie joined the Army in February 2005 and had been promoted to Corporal. He served as a forward observer and a paratrooper with the 25th Infantry Division and deployed to Iraq in October 2006.
Jamie’s belief in the cause he supported in Iraq was evident in some of his letters to friends. He is a young soldier remembered for his exemplary courage and his desire to help others. He had long displayed great conviction about his country and our freedom. Jamie’s life and his connections with friends and family serve as reminders that freedom is not cheap. It is very costly. Jamie voluntarily accepted his duty. Jamie Lindsey had a real desire to conquer, to go forward and to win.
He knew that he might pay the ultimate sacrifice and yet was willing to go anyway. In one letter, Jamie quoted Eleanor Roosevelt, writing, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”