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Somber service at Livermore Airport for Pleasanton soldier killed in Afghanistan

Original post made on Apr 6, 2011

Family, friends and uniformed men and women paid their final respects to Army Specialist Jameson Lynn Lindskog today, whose body arrived aboard a chartered military plane at the Livermore Airport.

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Posted by American Legion Post 237
a resident of another community
on Apr 6, 2011 at 12:57 am

On behalf of Pleasanton American Legion Post 237 we send our most sincere condolences for your loss. All veterans feel your loss as former members of the military. We also have loss one of our own. Hopefully, you will find some solace with the respect shown Specialist Lindskog from those who have worn the uniform. Duty, Honor, Country. May you always be honored Spc. Jameson Lindskog for your service and the ultimate sacrifice you gave your country.

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Posted by Pleasanton Mom
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2011 at 2:02 am

I don't think we can really express how sad we feel. One of our own from Pleasanton. And to Jameson's family...we are so sorry. But he is very special to his country for his service and for his sacrifice.

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Posted by Donna Walker
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2011 at 5:41 am

On behalf of our family, we would like to thank the Military, the VFW, Pleasanton Military Families, the Warrior Watch Riders, the Livermore and Pleasanton Police and Fire Departments, Callaghan Mortuary, the Masonic Lodges, (please forgive us if we have forgotten anyone) and the countless other organizations that helped to make yesterday as perfect of a day as possible, given the circumstances. To those of you who pulled over in your cars and lined the road, or stood on the sidewalk waving flags, or otherwise showed your support as we drove by, please know that we saw you there and you touched our hearts. Thank you for being there -- it meant the world to us.

We were also touched by the many gestures people made, whether it was plucking a rose and leaving it at the mortuary for Jameson, sending a card, making a donation, bringing us goodies to eat, praying for our family, or any of the other many wonderful ways people have thought of to show their love and support. Thank you to our local loving community, and the military community at large. We've been overwhelmed by the support and love -- it has buoyed during our time of loss, and there are no words that could adequately express how much it has meant to us.

To the woman in the mini-van who cut into the procession and decided to ride with us for a couple of miles, I certainly hope it was an emergency that caused your lack of respect. You separated our family vehicles and forced the procession to stop at the lights and caused quite a bit of heartache and anxiety. We forgive you, but the next time you see a funeral procession, please be more considerate and pull over and wait for them to pass.

Donna & Matthew Walker & Family

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Posted by Forrest O Smith, MD
a resident of Ponderosa
on Apr 6, 2011 at 9:27 am

Jameson Lindskog belonged to a small company of heroes, one-half of one percent, of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines who defend our freedom, and he has made the supreme sacrifice for that freedom. We grateful citizens must now stand with his family in their grief and loss, but even as we grieve, must also resolve to demand the nation’s leaders commit our fine sons and daughters only to causes worthy of the sacrifice Jameson made. Precious freedom carries an awful price and Jameson Lindskog has paid it. Rest well, young Soldier, you will not be forgotten.

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Posted by baseballmom
a resident of Mission Park
on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:28 am

As a mother of two young boys, my heart aches for you. The connection between mothers and sons is unknown to anyone else. I showed my sons the pictures of your son and the service and explained to them that men like him are what heroes truly are. Not the multimillion-dollar sport stars they so admire. Thank you for sharing your son with our country. We are forever in your debt.

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Posted by Wayne and Pam Yeaw
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:32 am

Our thoughts and prayers truly do go out to the families of Jameson. Our son is currently serving in Afghanistan. He has about 54 days left. We will not get to see him till this summer, he will be returning to Ft. Richardson Alaska. His current assignment is a Chaplin's Assistant and seeing the sadness of this war has been a true challenge for him

God Bless to all who serve and those who have served.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 8, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Unbearably sad for his family.

His loved ones must be proud to say they knew him during his lifetime. We did not know him but we marvel at his bravery. Twenty four years is not enough time for this fine young man.

Although our pain can never approach the heartache his family must endure, we think of him all the time. That handsome young man standing in front of that bridge with an irrepressible smile.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 9, 2011 at 5:18 pm

May you rest in peace.

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Posted by South Asian Samaritans
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm

As we extend our condolence to the Donna and Curtis, we want to say that you all are in our prayers and may our gracious lord lift his spirit to the highest and be the beacon for all his brothers and sisters still out there fighting for the freedom of humankind. We all need a hero to uplift our spirits understand the real meaning of freedom and democracy. Our lord shall bless his soul and rest in peace. Thanks for sharing the love and sacrifice of your son. May god bless and keep all those serving their country so faithfully.

Thanks you and God Bless
South Asian Samaritans

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