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Press Release
September 20, 2006
Media will be allowed to attend the Memorial Service on Friday for Staff Sgt. Brad Lindsey. However, per instructions from the Lindsey family, only ONE still photographer and ONE video camera will be allowed to take photos and video footage at the Memorial Service. All media in attendance will be directed to the upstairs balcony of the New Hope Community Church.
Video footage of the Memorial Service will be pooled. The Lindsey family has worked with KGW News Channel 8 in the past and requests that they be the pooling agency. For video footage of the Memorial Service please contact Joe Arndt at 503-226-5111.
Still photography images of the Memorial Service will be provided to print media via the Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office, please call 503-584-3917 to be added to the distribution list.
Media will be allowed to take photos and video footage at the Committal Ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery. The Lindsey family will not be conducting any interviews on Friday.
The 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 will be a public Committal Ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery at approximately 12:30 p.m.
A private reception, for family and friends only, will follow the Committal at New Hope Community Church from 2:30 to 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
Cards and letters should be directed to:
Lindsey Family
c/o Oregon National Guard PA Office
PO Box 14350
Salem, OR 97309-5047
Below is background information on Staff Sgt. Lindsey.
Staff Sgt. Nathaniel "Brad" Lindsey
Oct 2, 1967 – Sept. 9, 2006
Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix V
Staff Sgt. Lindsey was born in Portland, Ore. to Dan and Donna Lindsey of Portland. He is survived by his wife Joyce of 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, Staff 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.
Staff 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 Battalion, 162nd Infantry. He began his tour in Afghanistan in February of this year.
Contact Info:
Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office
Kay Fristad
cell 503-931-5179
Capt Mike Braibish
cell 503-932-5805