Jake W. Lindsey


Medal_of_Honor_ribbon-131x37Medal of Honor
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  • Rank and organization: Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
  • Place and date: Near Hamich, Germany, 16 November 1944
  • G.O. No.: War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1945)

Citation: For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 16 November 1944, in Germany. Technical Sergeant 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, Technical Sergeant Lindsey secured his unit’s position, and reflected great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army.

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