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Lieut Jake William Lindsey, Sr
Birth: May 1, 1921
Death: Jul. 18, 1988

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Citation: For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 16 November 1944, in Germany. T/Sgt. Lindsey assumed a position about 10 yards to the front of his platoon during an intense enemy infantry-tank counterattack, and by his unerringly accurate fire destroyed 2 enemy machinegun nests, forced the withdrawal of 2 tanks, and effectively halted enemy flanking patrols. Later, although painfully wounded, he engaged 8 Germans, who were reestablishing machinegun positions, in hand-to-hand combat, killing 3, capturing 3, and causing the other 2 to flee. By his gallantry, T/Sgt. Lindsey secured his unit's position, and reflected great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army. 
 
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  Lucile Lindsey (1932 - ____)*
 
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Inscription:
MEDAL OF HONOR 2ND LT. US ARMY WORLD WAR II KOREA
 
Note: earned the Medal of Honot for heroism near Hamich Germany on nov 16 1944
 
Burial:
Whitehouse Cemetery
Clara
Wayne County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bobby
Record added: Jul 06, 2003
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Lieut Jake William Lindsey, Sr
Added by: Karen Douglas Gray
 
Lieut Jake William Lindsey, Sr
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Lieut Jake William Lindsey, Sr
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