Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Army Spc. Jameson L. Lindskog

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Jameson L. Lindskog, 23, of Pleasanton, Calif.

Spc Lindskog was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died March 29, 2011 in Konar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

Lindskog entered the Army in August 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in April 2009. He was a Combat Medic, assigned to Headquarters and headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.

Lindskog is survived by his father, Curtis Lindskog of Livermore, Calif. and mother, Donna Walker of Pleasanton, Calif.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — A 23-year-old Army medic from the San Francisco Bay area has been killed in Afghanistan along with five fellow members of the 101st Airborne Division based in Ft. Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Jameson Lindskog’s mother told the Contra Costa Times on March 31 that her son was shot while tending to injured soldiers from his unit, which came under attack Tuesday near Pakistan.

Donna Walker said her son joined the Army because he thought the medical training would help him pursue a career as a physical therapist. His four-year military commitment was scheduled to end in August 2012.

Lindskog graduated from Amador Valley High in Pleasanton, Calif., and split his time between his mother’s home and his father’s in nearby Livermore.

Two members of his unit died in the same attack. Army officials say three other members of the 101st Airborne also were killed March 29 during a military offensive in Kunar province

Army Spc. Jameson L. Lindskog was killed in action on 3/29/11.

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