Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 22, 2011

VFW to host service for Pleasanton soldier

The Pleasanton Veterans of Foreign Affairs post will hold a public memorial service next Saturday, April 30, for Army Specialist Jameson Lynn Lindskog. Lindskog, an Army medic, was killed March 29 when enemy forces attacked his unit in Afghanistan's Konar Province. He was the son of Donna Walker of Pleasanton and Curtis Lindskog of Livermore.

Patrick Leary, public affairs officer for VFW post 6298, said the Veterans building will open at 9 a.m. April 30 for those who want to sign a guest register, express written condolences and remembrances and view displays.

The service will include a VFW Color Guard posting colors, comments by Lindskog's family, a memorial address and a slide show in remembrance of Specialist Lindskog. He was one of six "Screaming Eagle" soldiers killed by small arms fire that day, all of whom were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Born in 1987, he would have turned 24 years old on May 24, and was scheduled to be deployed back to the U.S. in a few weeks and due to be discharged next year.

At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Councilman Jerry Thorne remembered Specialist Lindskog, leading a standing minute of silence in his memory.

"We will be adjourning our meeting this evening in honor and memory of Jameson, and I will be delivering the council's documentation to his parents at his memorial service on April 30," Thorne said.

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