Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 29, 2011

Memorial service tomorrow for Pleasanton GI killed in Afghanistan

Army officers to lead public service for Specialist Lindskog

by Jeb Bing

The Pleasanton Veterans of Foreign Affairs post will host a memorial service at 4 p.m. tomorrow for Army Specialist Jameson Lynn Lindskog, an Army medic who was killed March 29 in Afghanistan's Konar Province.

He was the son of Donna Walker of Pleasanton and Curtis Lindskog of Livermore.

The service will include a VFW Color Guard posting colors, comments by Lindskog's family, a memorial address by Major General Lloyd Miles, deputy commanding General of the Army's I Corp, and a slide show in remembrance of Specialist Lindskog.

Born in 1987, Specialist Lindskog would have turned 24 years old on May 24. He was scheduled to be deployed back to the U.S. next month and due to be discharged next year.

He was one of six "Screaming Eagle" soldiers killed by small arms fire, all of whom were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Patrick Leary, public affairs officer for VFW post 6298, said the Veterans building will open at 9 a.m. tomorrow for those who want to sign a guest register, express written condolences and remembrances and view displays. At 3 p.m. the family and invited guests will begin arriving. Then at 4 p.m., the service will begin.

The section of Main Street from Abbie Street to Old Bernal Avenue near the Veterans building will be closed to traffic beginning at 2:30 p.m. until about 6 p.m., according to Sgt. Pat Walsh of the Pleasanton Police Department.

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