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Column - April 8, 2011

Soldier's homecoming a sad one

by Jeb Bing

Army Specialist Jameson Lynn Lindskog deserved better. The tall, physically fit army medic was due home from Afghanistan later this month. His family planned to celebrate his 24th birthday on May 25. He was looking forward to being transferred off active duty and into the Army Reserves next year. Instead, he was gunned down by small arms fire last week 10,000 miles away in Afghanistan's Konar Province along with five other U.S. soldiers he was trying to help. Last Tuesday, I joined others at the Livermore Airport where his mother Donna Walker of Pleasanton and his father Curtis Lindskog of Livermore paid their final respects as other Army troops lifted his flag-draped coffin off a chartered jet. I doubt that there was a dry eye on the tarmac as uniformed men and women from local veterans organizations stood at attention, their own American flags at hand, to give Jameson a somber welcome home.

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