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Pleasanton soldier killed in Afghanistan

Original post made on Mar 30, 2011

A Pleasanton solder was killed in an apparent roadside bomb explosion Tuesday near Kabul, Afghanistan.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 4:24 PM

Comments (20)

Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Mar 30, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Tears in my eyes as I read this story. Specialist Lindskog and his family will be in my prayers... R.I.P. trooper!


Posted by Mary, a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 30, 2011 at 6:52 pm

My heart goes out to this young man and his family. Prayers to each of you, and my Specialist Lindskog be carried in the hands of God.

Posted by Sandy, a resident of Mohr Park
on Mar 30, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Condolences to the family... with deepest respect for Specialist Lindskog's service to his country.

Posted by shadowbozo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 30, 2011 at 7:33 pm

shadowbozo is a registered user.

Jameson is my stepson. His unit came under fire while out on patrol. One of the members of his unit was hit. As the medic, he selflessly ran to help but was hit himself. The world is a worse off place today after his passing.

He was the most kind hearted, loving young man anyone would ever want to be associated with. He made the ultimate sacrifice attempting to help a fallen soldier doing the job he was trained for. We are all devistated by this loss.

For all that knew Jameson, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. He will be missed every moment of every day.

Posted by Parent, a resident of Val Vista
on Mar 30, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Thank you for your service Specialist Lindskog.

Posted by M, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm

A great loss. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Humbled, a resident of another community
on Mar 30, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Society today is often quick to pass the title of 'hero' to many peope who are undeserving. However, without a doubt, Specialist Jameson Lynn Lindskog is a true American hero. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Posted by Holly Sanders, a resident of Stoneridge
on Mar 31, 2011 at 12:12 am

Thank you to Specialist Lindskog for his service and sacrifice for all of us,
and our thoughts are with the family during this most difficult time.

Posted by Jim, a resident of another community
on Mar 31, 2011 at 6:44 am

My heart felt condolences to the family. Our son has been to Iraq and soon to Afghanistan. This young man is the best of America and is in my prayers today and will always be in my heart! Thank you for your service, and the courage to make the ultimate sacrifice while saving fellow soldiers. God bless his soul, you and your family and the United States of America.

Posted by Chris, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 31, 2011 at 7:39 am

The pain of losing a child is the saddest event a mother will ever experience, But when you think of Jameson always remember what a wonderful, kind, and brave person he was by
wanting to help keep our country great. Everyone should be more like him! My thoughts
are with you at this time and always.

Posted by Harold K. Strunk, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Mar 31, 2011 at 8:53 am

I have known Matt, Donna and Jameson for many years and listened with interest of Jameson's development, entry into the US Army, and of being trained as a Medic with the 101st Airborne, no small feat. He was somewhat shy growing up, but the Army gave him the chance to develop his potential and his choice of becoming a Medic was perfect for him. He will be remembered, and missed.

Harold K."Hal" Strunk
Captain, US Navy retired

Posted by Doug Miller, a resident of Country Fair
on Mar 31, 2011 at 9:19 am

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

SPC Jameson Lindskog was one of several hundred service members from Pleasanton who have volunteered to serve our nation in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the first from our town to make the ultimate sacrifice for our nation during these conflicts. We owe SPC Lindskog and his family gratitude that is beyond measure or words.

Our local veterans service organizations stand ready to assist the family in any appropriate way.

Doug Miller
Post Commander
VFW Post 6298
Pleasanton, CA

Posted by Tracy Schroeder, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 31, 2011 at 9:31 am

I am so sorry to hear this news. As a mom of a Army soldier I know the challenges that face all families with loved ones serving our country and other countries.

This family will need lots of prayers and love sent their way from today and on.

Tracy Schroeder

Posted by USCGC720MOM, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 31, 2011 at 10:17 am

Donna, Curtis and Matt:
Reading about Jameson broke my heart last night - I stood out on our patio after reading it, looked up at the Big Dipper, thought of my only child 21-yr-old son FS3 Ethan Sanders out in the Pacific somewhere and cried and prayed for you. I am a PMF member, PGR/WW member. Please accept my deepest arms and prayers about you - there are no words except thank you and God give you strength and peace. All my love and prayers,
Mrs. Nancy Johnsen,
USCG Mom, Springtown, Livermore

Posted by B.Richards, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Mar 31, 2011 at 10:18 am

My deepest and heartfelt sympathies. My son is currently serving in Afghanistan on his second tour. He is my only son and I miss him and worry about him everyday. I run each year in the Run for the Fallen and it would be my honor and privilege to run for him. God bless you all and hold you as you face this horrific time in your life. God speed Jameson!

Posted by Spike, a resident of another community
on Mar 31, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Our prayers go out to the family and friends.There is no way to express our feelings on your loss.

Posted by Joy Montgomery, a resident of Dublin
on Mar 31, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Karan Healy, a resident of Oak Hill
on Apr 1, 2011 at 9:22 am

Matt & Donna: My heart is breaking for you and the rest of your family! Thank you for raising a fine son - willing to put his life on the line for his brothers in arms and for the United States of America! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know how we can be of service to you at this very sad time!

Jameson: We love you, we will miss you, and we thank you for your service to this great nation! RIP soldier...

Karan J. Healy
Tri Valley Republican Women Federated
Pleasanton, CA

Posted by HMBSteve, a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 1, 2011 at 11:53 am

Jameson used to come with is parents to pot lucks we had in Half Moon Bay. He was a joyful child that overcame his challenges to be a great and caring person. There are no words that can describe how much of a loss this is. I can only give my condolences and wishes for his family to find peace in this tragic moment.

Posted by Wayne Wong, a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Apr 2, 2011 at 8:22 pm

As a neighbor of the Lindskog family in the Shadow Cliff Community, my family and I are very sadden by their loss and offer our most heartfelt condolences.

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