The photos above are of two local heroes that gave the ultimate sacrifice for you, me and our country. Today is Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember these fallen heroes.
Cpl James T Lindsey, Jamie known to his friends was a 20-year-old Army corporal died on patrol April 12, 2007 when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb. He was assigned to the U.S. Army’s Third Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fourth Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
James Lindsay, known to many as “Jamie”, was formerly from Florence, Alabama. He was a native of Lauderdale County, a 2004 graduate of Bradshaw High School, and a member of Underwood Baptist Church. Jamie joined the Army in February 2005 and had been promoted to Corporal. He served as a forward observer and a paratrooper with the 25th Infantry Division and deployed to Iraq in October 2006. Source,.. http://www.fallenheroesproject.org/united-states/james-tyler-lindsey/
Marine Cpl Matthew Conley, 21, graduated from Rogers High School in 2002, where he was quarterback of the football team. He was a squad leader for the 37th Weaponry Division of the Marine Corps, stationed at Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., and had been in Iraq since September 2005.
Tommy Conley said his son was scheduled to leave Iraq on March 6 and was to be home on March 22.
Family and friends were planning a belated celebration for his Feb. 26 birthday and were going to have a baby shower for him and his wife, Nicole, who is expecting their first child in March.
Conley and other members of his squad were killed Sunday while on security patrol in the province of Al-Anbar.
He was a passenger in the Humvee, training the soldier who was to take his place when he returned home. Conley was killed when the vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Source,…. http://thefallen.militarytimes.com/marine-cpl-matthew-d-conley/1550696
This is what this holiday is set aside for. Not thanking those who served. Memorial Day is just that,.. a day to remember the fallen, the ones who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
The song Dress Blues by local artist Jason Isbell for his friend Matthew Conley. A very powerful and appropriate song.