Michael Claude Lindsay

United States Marine Corps
22 November 1948 - 01 February 1968
Tacoma, WA
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Mike Lindsay

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Michael Claude Lindsay

18 Nov 2001


Although Mike has been gone over 32 years, he is not forgotten. The niece he never knew (she was born 2 days after he left to return to duty and deployment in Viet Nam) knows of him and the price he paid for her way of life. One of Mike's sisters went to be with him and the Lord on June 2, 1992, but the rest of the family still misses him.

"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."
2 COR 5:8

Mike Lindsay

A memorial initiated by his brother-in-law.
E-mail address is not available.

03 Aug 2003

In loving memory of the uncle I never knew

Although I was born in 1970 and have only pictures and words given to me to describe my uncle, we do have a common bond that is shared with all like us. We are brothers in arms, Men and Women of courage, soldiers of fortune and all of us are the definition of freedom.

I too have served our country in its time of need during the first Persian Gulf War. Even though we have never met he was with me when I was alone in Kuwait, with me when I was in danger in Iraq, and with me when I had returned to my Family safe and sound.

My homecoming was for him and all of the thousands of soldiers throughout our Armed forces who did not make it back alive to be with friends and family.

To you, Michael, one of the bravest men I never met
but carry with me in mind, heart and soul.

From his nephew
James Michael Anderson

A Note from The Virtual Wall

In late 1967, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, and reinforcing elements formed Battalion Landing Team 3/1 embarked in the amphibious warfare ships of Task Force 76.5 [(USS Valley Forge (LPH 8), USS Navarro (APA 215), USS Alamo (LSD 33), USS Whetstone (LSD 27), and USS Vernon County (LST 1161)]. BLT 3/1 provided an amphibious and airmobile ready reserve force for the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force and found themselves heavily committed during the TET 68 offensive.

During operations ashore between 25 Jan and 08 Feb 1968, the 3/1 Marines lost at least 42 men; of these, not less than thirteen were Mike Company casualties:

  • 25 Jan 68
        PFC David P Dodson

  • 26 Jan 68
        1st Lt Peter L Siller

  • 31 Jan 68
        LCPL Larry R Clemons
        CPL Callen J Courtemanche
        PFC Dennis T Cunnane
        LCPL Charles L Gregory
        LCPL Charles V Hampton
        PFC Dubois R Jones
        PFC Anthony G Maldonado
        LCPL Robert L Whitley

  • 01 Feb 68
        PVT Michael C Lindsay

  • 02 Feb 68
        PFC Robert P Foley

  • 03 Feb 68
        LCPL Robert C Anderson

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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