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Pleasanton soldier killed in Afghanistan

Original post made on Mar 31, 2011

A Pleasanton solder was killed in an apparent roadside bomb explosion Tuesday near Kabul, Afghanistan. He was the son of Donna Walker of Pleasanton and Curtis Lindskog of Livermore.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 31, 2011, 7:51 AM

Comments (20)

Posted by Emily, a resident of another community
on Mar 31, 2011 at 8:26 am

So sad. My prayers go out to his family and friends during this tough time.

Posted by Lisa, a resident of Downtown
on Mar 31, 2011 at 8:28 am

My prayers go out to Specialist Jameson Lindskog, his family and friends. God Bless your family and son's love and ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Posted by Patrici, a resident of another community
on Mar 31, 2011 at 8:53 am

God rest his soul and may the Holy Spirit give strength to the family during this tragic time.

Posted by Allen, a resident of Downtown
on Mar 31, 2011 at 9:08 am

Jameson paid the ultimate price for our freedom, may the soul of Specialist Lindskog rest in peace.

Posted by Scott Walsh, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 31, 2011 at 9:44 am

Jeb, get it straight. He was killed when trying to aid a wounded Brother Soldier when they came under fire. I wish you people could wait and and the story right. HE IS A TRUE HEROE!!! God Bless Him and His Family who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Posted by Doug Miller, a resident of Country Fair
on Mar 31, 2011 at 9:47 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 Liz Segura, a resident of another community
on Mar 31, 2011 at 9:56 am

Jameson and his family are such wonderful people. My heart goes out to Donna and Matt. Words cannot express the sadness I feel for your family. I met Jameson as a boy, he was a wonderful young man and son. A true hero. Donna and Matt, God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.



Posted by Chris Miller, a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Mar 31, 2011 at 10:48 am

Jeb--as the Founding Chairman of the Pleasanton Military Families Support Group I want to commend you on the kind and professional manner that you presented the sad information about the ultimate sacrafice that U.S Army Specialist Jameson Lindskog paid for our country -- the United States of America. I could tell that you were kind and caring to both his grievng Mother Donna Walker and also to his Dad Curtis Lindskog--thank you for being the caring person that I know you are in working with them in your effort to be thorough and professional in writing the story os his sad and untimely death in Afghanistan. In time I am sure that more details will surface and can be shared with the Weekly readership. Personally I was truly saddened as for 8 years (I started our group in March of 2003) we had not had a combat death among the hundreds of Pleasanton men and women who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Global War on Terror. Also over the years I can truly say that you and your staff have writen many great stories about our group and all that we have done and will continue to do to support our local men and women serving in harms way--we do thank you for that.
Sincerely, Chris Miller, Founding Chairman, Pleasanton Military Families Support Group.

Posted by Snapshot, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 31, 2011 at 11:07 am

My deepest condolences to Donna, Matt and Curtis. Your son is and will forever be a true American Hero. He will never be forgotten.

Praying that God will comfort you and strengthen you during this most difficult time.

Standing by to assist in any way I can.

Posted by Fred Norman, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Mar 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I am so terribly, terribly saddened by the death of this young man. I am so sorry for his family and loved ones and friends. And I am so ashamed of myself. I have not done enough to end these wars. I have not done enough to save the lives of our soldiers. I did not do enough to save the life of Jameson Lindskog. I will always remember his name. It will always remind me of my weaknesses and his strengths.

Posted by Jared, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 31, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Donna and Curtis-

From another Pleasanton native serving elsewhere with the 101st in Afghanistan, I am sorry for your loss. Though I did not know him, the loss of your son grieves my heart. I will not forget his sacrifice.

Posted by Joe, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Web Link follow this link please. It's important that the facts are right. My deepest condolences to Donna, Matt and Curtis. Your son is and will forever be a true American Hero. Jameson L. Lindskog you will never be forgotten.

Posted by Pleasanton Mom, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 31, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Fred, you have done more than 99% of the people in this land. We know your name well as someone who cares deeply and passionately about our young people, and about getting it right before we commit them into the greatest sacrifice.
My heart goes out to the family of Jameson L. Lindskog, a true American hero and Pleasanton favorite son.

Posted by Donna Walker, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 31, 2011 at 5:19 pm

We would like to thank everyone for their kind comments, prayers and wishes for our family, and for being sensitive during this time of great loss.

Please note that Pleasanton Weekly was the first to contact our family, and there was no information yet as to how Jameson actually died at that time. I'm sure PW will update the story at some point.

Jameson was one of six "Screaming Eagle" soldiers killed by small arms fire that day, all of whom were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). So we send our condolences out to the families of the other five soldiers, as well as the families of all soldiers who have fallen before these brave young men.

For our family and friends who have asked what they can do, we ask that you pray for those still in danger, fighting this war and others. Pray to keep them safe and to bring them all home soon.

Additionally, we ask that friends/family do not send cards, flowers or other items to our family. Thus, in lieu of these items or other similar tributes, please direct donations "In Memory of Jameson Lindskog" to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6298, PO Box 601, Pleasanton, CA 94566. This organization will use all funds received for the benefit of those members of the Armed Forces who are currently serving and for the benefit of those current veterans who are transitioning at the end of their service.

With warm regards,
Donna & Matthew Walker

Posted by Denise, a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Mar 31, 2011 at 8:40 pm

God Bless this family.

Posted by Rick, a resident of Parkside
on Mar 31, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Donna and Matthew,

We all grieve with you. God Bless Jameson, your entire family... And the USA

Posted by Dave , a resident of another community
on Mar 31, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Rest In Peace Soldier

My deepest condolences to his parents, family and friends. I can not imagine what it's like to lose your only child in a war. I can only thank him and the family for their great contribution and sacrifice to the defense of our nation.

Posted by Karen, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 1, 2011 at 12:08 am

As a parent, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Jameson L. Lindskog. He will be remembered as a hero. God Bless Him.

Posted by Pro-Law, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 1, 2011 at 2:58 am

Ditto what a previous poster said, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

No words can truly express how I am in such awe of this brave American.

To the family - thanks for sharing him with us. We will all be here to support you.

Posted by Chris Lein, a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Jul 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm

SPC Lindskog was a fine, brave young man, and a valiant soldier. I am very sorry for his and his family's and friends' loss. I'm sure that he will be sorely missed. He was very fortunate to have such wonderful and devoted parents. I'm very sorry and can't imagine the pain that the Lindskog/Walker family and Jameson's friends must feel. Our family's heart goes out to all of you. Take good care of yourselves.

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