LINDSEY, JAKE W.
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. Birth: Isney,
Ala. G.O. No: 43, 30 May 1945.
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.