[Congressional Record Volume 165, Number 97 (Tuesday, June 11, 2019)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E741-E742]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                SGT. FIRST CLASS WILL D. LINDSAY TRIBUTE

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                          HON. SCOTT R. TIPTON

                              of colorado

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 11, 2019

  Mr. TIPTON. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Sgt. First Class 
Will D. Lindsay from

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Cortez, Colorado, an American soldier who was recently killed defending 
our country in the Kunduz Province of Afghanistan. He and Spc. Joseph 
Collette, both Fort Carson based soldiers, were killed in an attack 
fighting against the Taliban.
  Sgt. Lindsay was born in Cortez in 1985. The grandson of World War II 
veteran Richard Lindsay and World War II veteran Warren Waldorf, he was 
no stranger to service. He followed his grandfather's footsteps when he 
enlisted into the Army in 2004, ultimately getting selected into the 
elite 10th Special Forces Group. This prestigious fighting group 
deploys to some of the world's most heated combat zones and Sgt. 
Lindsay bravely deployed with them seven times including five tours in 
Iraq, one in Tajikistan and this final deployment to Afghanistan.
  As a highly decorated combat veteran, Sgt. Lindsay had an expansive 
list of military awards and decorations to include a Silver Star, 
Purple Heart, four Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, two 
Meritorious Unit Awards, the Valorous Unit Award, the Army Superior 
Unit Award, four Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service 
Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the NCO Professional 
Development Ribbon with numeral four, the Army Service Ribbon, two 
Overseas Service Ribbons, the NATO Medal, the Special Forces Tab, the 
Combat Infantry Badge, the Military Free Fall Jumpmaster Badge, the 
Master Parachutist Badge, the Chilean Airborne Wings, and the Senior 
Instructor Badge. Sgt. Lindsay's record is a testament to his 
commitment of putting country before self, as he did in the Army for 
nearly 15 years.
  I stand before the House of Representatives with a heavy heart 
thinking about his family and their great loss, especially his wife 
Sarah, his four daughters and his parents Grant and Tammy. I join the 
town of Cortez, his brothers and sisters in arms, and the entire nation 
in mourning his untimely death. I have gotten to know Sgt. Lindsay's 
family over the years and his loss will be felt by many in our small 
community.
  Madam Speaker, Sgt. Lindsay's death is a painful reminder of the 
sacrifices our men and women in the military endure. Sgt. Lindsay was a 
true American hero from one of the most rural areas in Colorado who 
died protecting his men and the country he loved. He dedicated his life 
to selflessly protect our great nation and we are all proud of him. His 
loss is tragic, but his legacy will be remembered for generations to 
come, and the world is a better place because of him.

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