Thursday, March 31, 2011
Jameson Lindskog killed in action in Afghanistan!
"Jameson Lindskog, 23, Soldier Killed In Afghanistan While Helping Fellow Soldier
Jameson Lindskog, 23, a graduate of Orion Academy in Moraga, was a medical technician for the Army's 101st Airborne Division.
"By David Mills 9:16am
"A 23-year-old soldier who grew up in Pleasanton has been killed in Afghanistan.
"Army specialist Jameson Lindskog died Tuesday when his unit came under fire while he was trying to help another soldier.
"Lindskog was a medical technician. He joined the Army in 2008 and was due to be discharged next year.
"Lindskog is the first Pleasanton native to be killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
"Lindskog was the son of Donna Walker of Pleasanton and Curtis Lindskog of Livermore.
"The young soldier attended Pleasanton Middle School and spent his freshman year at Amador Valley High School. He then transferred to the Orion Academy in Moraga, where he graduated in 2005.
"The Pleasanton native had acquired a degree in massage therapy. His father said he planned to move to Alaska and set up his own practice after he left the Army.
"Curtis Lindskog said his son will be greatly missed by family and friends.
"He was a deeply caring individual who was committed to his family," said Curtis Lindskog. "He also had a deep sense of right and wrong."
"Lindskog's body is arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware today. His remains are expected to be transported to Pleasanton in the next 10 days.
"Memorial services are still being planned.
"City officials said today that flags will be lowered at all city facilities for three days upon the arrival of Lindskog's remains."
Kenneth Stepp salutes Jameson Lindskog. Let's support our troops by bringing them home now!