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Military service a family legacy

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sgt. Casey Lindsay
Army Sergeant Casey Lindsay became the fourth generation of the Lindsay family to serve as a combat infantryman in the United States Army during war when he arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan in November.

Sergeant Lindsay spent the early years of his life living in rural Correctionville, before moving to Lincoln, Neb., and enlisting in the Nebraska Army National Guard. Lindsay is the son of Lieutenant Colonel Kevin and Becky Lindsay of Leavenworth, Kan. His grandparents are Marvin and Janet Lindsay, residents of The Beck in Cherokee.

Casey Lindsay's father, Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Lindsay served as an infantry officer in Afghanistan in 2004 and 2005, and Casey's grandfather, Marvin Lindsay, served as an infantryman in the Pacific theater of operations during World War II. The late James Lindsay of Marcus was the first generation of Lindsay's to serve as a combat infantryman with service in Europe during World War I.

Sergeant Casey Lindsay graduated from Lincoln Christian High School in 2007 in Lincoln, Neb., after moving there from Correctionville. He enlisted in C Troop, 1-134 Reconnaissance and Surveillance (Cavalry) Squadron as an airborne infantryman.

He attended US Army Infantry training, Airborne school, Air Assault school, Warrior Leader's Course, and the Raven Unmanned Aerial System school before deploying to Kabul, Afghanistan, as a team leader.

He is currently involved training the Afghan National Police force as part of ongoing stability operations.

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