LINDSEY, JAKE W. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division.

Place and date:   Near Hamich, Germany, 16 November 1944.

Entered service at:   Lucedale, Miss.

Birth:   Isney, Ala.

G.O. No.: 43, 30 May 1945.

Citation:   For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 16 November 1944, in Germany. T/Sgt. Lindsey assumed a position about 10 yards to the front of his platoon during an intense enemy infantry-tank counterattack, and by his unerringly accurate fire destroyed 2 enemy machinegun nests, forced the withdrawal of 2 tanks, and effectively halted enemy flanking patrols. Later, although painfully wounded, he engaged 8 Germans, who were reestablishing machinegun positions, in hand-to-hand combat, killing 3, capturing 3, and causing the other 2 to flee. By his gallantry, T/Sgt. Lindsey secured his unit's position, and reflected great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)