T/SGT Jake Lindsey

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.


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.