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Cpl. Lindsey finally home

A hole in the life of the Lindsey family, originally from Indiana and some, who migrated to Pulaski County, has been filled.

Cpl. Freeman Hopkins Lindsey has finally come home from the battlefields of North Korea after 61 years.

Lindsey was a member of the U.S. Army 1st Regiment, Company Team in North Korean when the American troops were attacked near the Chosin Reservoir on Nov. 29, 1950, and forced to withdraw.

As the troops moved to another location, Lindsey went missing and survivors reported he was captured by enemy forces in early December of that year.

Those who survived such war crimes will only know what atrocities, torture and starvation he and other POWs suffered.

We will never know, but thank God for those men and women who gave their best and their all for the United States and freedoms we enjoy.

After North Korea attacked the Free Republic of South Korea without warning on June 25, 1950, some of the most heinous criminal activities by an army took place.

In October 1953 the Senate Permanent Subcommittee of Investigations began an inquiry into the nature and extent of Communist war crimes in Korea.

At that time more than 1,800 cases of crimes committed by the enemy involving many thousands of victims included American, British, South Korean, Turkish and Belgian troops, as well as many civilians.

Cpl. Freeman H. Lindsey will soon join brothers Charles and Robert who now rest in Oakwood Cemetery in Pulaski. Many know Charles as the friendly man who ran two service stations here.

With full military honors and escort, Cpl. Lindsey will finally return home to family and friends and the United States of America that he helped defend. Services will be held Saturday morning at Oakwood.

May you rest in peace.

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