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Press Release
September 14, 2006
Memorial Services for Sgt. Nathaniel "Brad" Lindsey set for Sept. 22, 2006
SGT Nathaniel "Brad" Lindsey
Oct 2, 1967 – Sept. 9, 2006
CJTF Phoenix V
Media is invited to attend the public Memorial Service but not the private committal ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery. Interested media need to contact the Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office at 503-584-3917.
A public memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at the New Hope Community Church, 11731 SE Stevens Road, Portland, Ore. 97086
Following the memorial service a private Committal Ceremony will be held at Willamette National Cemetery at approximately 12:30 p.m.
A reception will follow the Committal at New Hope Community Church from 2:30 – 5 p.m.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the following:
Muscular Dystrophy Association
In Memory of Sgt. Brad Lindsey
4800 SW Macadam Ave #205
Portland, Oregon 97239
Also, cards and letters should be directed to:
Lindsey Family
c/o Oregon National Guard PA Office
PO Box 14350
Salem, OR 97309-5047
Sgt. Lindsey was born in Portland, Ore. to Dan and Donna Lindsey of Portland. He is survived by his wife Joyceof Troutdale, sons Brandon and Marcus Laureta, daughters Kailina Don of Idaho, Michelle Lindsey and grandparents Hollis and Winifred Shier of The Dalles.
As part of Coalition Joint Task Force Phoenix V, Sgt. Lindsey was assigned to the 205th Regional Corps Assistance Group in Kandahar a unit responsible for working closely with elements of the Afghan National Army and training them to be a professional military corps. Brad was very eager to do all he could to help the people of Afghanistan and serve his country.
He worked in the Joint Operations Center for the most decisively engaged operation in Afghanistan. The area where he served has the most enemy contact and almost daily they received rocket attacks on the Operating Base where he lived. He recently received some of the additional personnel needed and Brad had trained the Navy and Air Force personnel to function in the operations center. He had fulfilled his dream of being an embedded trainer and was out on a mission when the convoy he was in came under fire from a Taliban illegal check point and supporting ambush. He was in the turret of the vehicle and immediately returned fire protecting his fellow warriors, both US and Afghan. His vehicle was hit with RPGs, heavy machine gun fire and small arms fire.
Sgt. Lindsey was a seasoned veteran. He began his military service in the Navy, and very proudly served on the USS Enterprise out of San Diego, Calif.. He had been with the Oregon Guard a number of years, and first deployed as an Oregon Guardsman to Kuwait and Iraq on a fifteen month deployment starting in February of 2003 as a member of C Company, 1st Battaion, 162nd Infantry. He began his tour in Afghanistan in February of this year.
Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office
Kay Fristad
cell 503-931-5179
Capt Mike Braibish
cell 503-932-5805