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CMOHS.org - Technical Sergeant LINDSEY, JAKE W., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

LINDSEY, JAKE W.

Rank: Technical Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company:
Division: 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
Born: Isney, Ala.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Lucedale, Miss.
G.O. Number: 43
Date of Issue: 05/30/1945
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Hamich, Germany, 16 November 1944
 
 


LINDSEY, JAKE W. Photo
 
Citation

For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 16 November 1944, in Germany. T/Sgt. Lindsey assumed a position about 10 yards to the front of his platoon during an intense enemy infantry-tank counterattack, and by his unerringly accurate fire destroyed 2 enemy machinegun nests, forced the withdrawal of 2 tanks, and effectively halted enemy flanking patrols. Later, although painfully wounded, he engaged 8 Germans, who were reestablishing machinegun positions, in hand-to-hand combat, killing 3, capturing 3, and causing the other 2 to flee. By his gallantry, T/Sgt. Lindsey secured his unit's position, and reflected great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army.