US PARAS 2 Lindskog, Jameson Lynn

Craig Robertson

Staff member
Jameson Lynn
  • UNIT
327 Infantry Regiment (Air Assault) (HQ and HQ Company, 2 Bn)
  • RANK
Silver Star
Afghanistan, 29th March 2011
KIA - See Roll of Honour



Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Jameson L. Lindskog, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity on 29 March 2011 while serving as a Medical Aidman with the 2d Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, while fighting against hostile enemy defenses during Operation STRONG EAGLE III, in Marawara District, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Specialist Lindskog, under seemingly insurmountable conditions of the harshest extremes, was able to inspire the combined combat forces to persevere and win under conditions much more favorable to the enemy. His courage, bravery and leadership in combat set the example for all to follow. Specialist Lindskog's distinctive accomplishments are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 327th Infantry Regiment, the 1st Brigade Combat Team, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the United States Army. NARRATIVE TO ACCOMPANY AWARD: Specialist Jameson L. Lindskog distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous conduct in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as a Platoon Medic on 29 March 2011, during Operation STRONG EAGLE III. Specialist Lindskog served as the assigned medic to third platoon, HHC, the decisive operation for Operation STRONG EAGLE III responsible for the seizure and clearance of Objective RICHMOND, the village of Barowolo Kalay, a known insurgent strong point. While maneuvering to the 80 series of qalats during the clearance phase of the operation, the lead section encountered a complex ambush from multiple directions and was pinned down in a draw. During the initial contact there were three casualties, the lead Squad Leader was shot in his back, one team leader was shot in the arm, and one ANA Soldier was seriously wounded. Specialist Lindskog was traveling in the trail element and maneuvered rapidly to reinforce the lead section in contact while receiving heavy enemy fire overhead. Specialist Lindskog at great personal risk to his life showed no hesitation and bounded to the wounded Soldiers through withering enemy fire while brush, trees, and debris were destroyed around him. Once the reinforcements reached the ambushed men, Specialist Lindskog immediately assessed the situation, evaluated casualties, and issued priorities for first aid. The team leader was ambulatory so Specialist Lindskog began treating the squad leader, checking buddy aide that had already been rendered while checking for other injures. Again disregarding his own personal safety, Specialist Lindskog packed the squad leader's wounds with Kerlix and adjusted existing pressure dressings, even as enemy fire impacted all around him. Once the secondary aide on the squad leader had been completed, Specialist Lindskog instructed others on how to care for the wounded squad leader and moved to the wounded ANA Soldier, even after another Soldier was shot twice in the front ESAPI plate just moments before at the same location. As Specialist Lindskog passed out medical equipment to help treat the wounded and began treatment on a wounded ANA Soldier, he was struck just under the left arm by an enemy round that lodged in his chest. Specialist Lindskog slumped to his side, and even though he was mortally wounded he continued to instruct his fellow Soldiers on how to treat his wounds and give care to other wounded Soldiers. Specialist Lindskog remained lucid for another thirty minutes, continuing to give instructions on how to care for others and himself until he succumbed to his wounds. At no time did Specialist Lindskog hesitate nor ask to be evacuated once severely wounded and in fact asked to stay and assist with the casualties, knowing both the severity of the situation and the wounds he received. He continued to give instructions to others to continue on site care for the wounded until he succumbed to his injuries. Specialist Lindskog's medical care and instructions stabilized one U.S. casualty and one ANA casualty until the MEDEVAC could finally arrive. Specialist Lindskog's valorous actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military heroism and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2-327th Infantry Regiment (No Slack), the 1st Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne), Combined Joint Task Force 101, and the United States Army.