About the Author
Lieutenant Colonel Lindsey enlisted in the Army in 1948, attaining the rank of Corporal. He was accepted into and graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1954 as a 2nd LT of Infantry. After Infantry School, he qualified as Master Parachutist and as a Ranger. He served in various leadership and staff positions in the 11th Abn Div, the 82nd Abn Div and the 101st Abn Div. In his first Vietnam combat tour, he was MACV G3 Air Liaison Officer for the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing and flew 50 backseat missions, primarily in F100s. Then he went to lst Brigade of 101st Abn Div as Asst Ops Officer and then Ops and Exec Officer of the 2/327 Abn Inf Bn. On his second Vietnam tour, he was Cmdr of 2/8th Cav Bn of lst Cav Div. Next he was Deputy Cmdr of OP35 in MACVSOG and then was Cmdr of Command and Control Detachment South (CCS) from January July 1970. He is the last living Cmdr of CCS. His advance schooling included the USMA Preparatory School, a Masters degree at Indiana University, and the Command and General Staff College. He retired after 20 years from the Army in August 1972. His civilian career positions included Exec VP of an architectural and engineering firm; and president of an "Alternative Energy" firm building a Gasohol plant. He served for 12 years in the Indiana Department of Commerce as Program Manager for High Technology Development. His military awards include two Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, six Air Medals and the Combat Infantry Badge. Civilian awards are as a Kentucky Colonel and a Sagamore of the Wabash. He is active in local service and veterans' organizations in Carmel, IN, where he has lived with his family for 38 years.