Philip Trieste Lindsay

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
13 October 1949 - 09 April 1968
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philip T Lindsay

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Philip Trieste Lindsay

04 Feb 2003


by his sister
06 Feb 2003

The following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987. The special supplement was issued in conjunction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.

"Lindsay loved the Marine Corps, enlisting two months after graduating from George Washington High School in June 1967. The private first class died on April 9, 1968, in Quang Tri Province, Viet Nam. He was 18 years old. Survivors included his parents, two sisters and five brothers."


From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
Jim McIlhenney

08 Nov 2006

PFC Philip Trieste Lindsay, or "Lindy" as his early friends knew him, was my very first childhood friend. We went through kindergarten and elementary school together. We also were together in Boy Scout Troop 352. Lindy's family (mom, dad and eight children) moved out of the neighborhood to "The Far Northeast" section of Philly after we graduated from grade school in 1963. It was on one of my visits to see Lindy in his new environs that I met my wife of thirty-seven years, Karen. I kiddingly remind my three living children that they owe their existence to Lindy.

Lindy is buried in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery not far from my home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. I visit Lindy's grave and those of his dad and brother Jimmy. Earlier this year, I installed two veterans' flag holders and flags for Lindy and his dad (WWII).

It seems silly now, but when Lindy visited me after high school graduation in 1967 to tell me he had enlisted in the Marines and when I later learned he had orders for Vietnam, I wasn't terribly worried. You see, Lindy was one of those imaginative and motivated people that always had a plan, or should I say scheme, to improve his situation, whether for fun or profit. I just felt that if anyone could keep out of harm's way, it would be Lindy. Unfortunately, that would not be the case. After all this time, Lindy, or Phil as he later preferred to be called, is still loved and missed by many. I believe I am a better person for having known him.

From a friend,
Tim Hartman

02 Jan 2007

Philip Trieste Lindsay was my uncle. Unfortunately he was killed in action many years before I was born in mid-1983. I myself serve in the United States Army, serving my second tour in Iraq. I didn't get to know my Uncle 'Lindy' as he is still called in the family circles. I know his face, and I know some stories that are told about him from my mother Virginia 'Ginny' and my grandmother Mary 'Mae' Lindsay. I know Uncle Lindy was a man of great character and understanding, giving all that he was to those around him, but I would like to know who he truly was. So anyone who reads this and knew him I would appreciate you sending me an email at

From his nephew,
Sean Patrick Meers

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1st Bn, 9th Marines were at Khe Sanh Combat Base in the Spring of 1968. When Operation PEGASUS began, 1/9 was assigned responsibility for taking and holding several strategic hilltops overlooking the Khe Sanh area and its approaches. On 9 Apr 1968, 1/9's positions on Hill 689 received 18 82mm mortar and 2 recoilless rifle rounds. Six men are believed to have died as a result of this bombardment:
  • Alpha 1/9:
    • LCpl Kevin S. Mulgrew, Los Angeles, CA
    • Pfc Thomas F. Campbell, New York, NY
    • Pfc Philip T. Lindsay, Philadelphia, PA

  • Charlie 1/9:
    • Cpl Charles W. Garber, New Hope, VA
    • LCpl Ronald L. Frazier, Weatherby, MO
    • Pfc Phillip M. Kidd, Frewsburg, NY

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