Cpl. Freeman Lindsey

Cpl. Freeman Lindsey, United States Army, of Pulaski, died Feb. 28, 1951 as a prisoner of war in North Korea at the age of 20.

He was born in Rockport, Ind. Jan. 7, 1931 to the late Rose Smith Lindsey and Eldridge Hopkins Lindsey.

Cpl. Lindsey’s remains were turned over to the United States in the early 1990’s, and through a diligent DNA search for his remains by his family, he was identified and sent home from Hawaii.

Freeman preceded his brothers and sisters in death:  Elmer Lindsey, Delmer Lindsey, Charles Lindsey, Robert Lindsey, Emmett DeHart, Tom DeHart, Wavy DeHart, Myrtle DeHart Sutton, and Virginia Lindsey. He also preceded two nieces in death:  Kathy Lindsey and Linda Sutton.

He is survived by nieces and nephews:  Dee Ann Lindsey of Pulaski, Renee Hill of Duluth, Ga., Denise Alcantara of Pulaski, Gerald Lindsey of Pulaski, Freeman Keith Lindsey of Lexington ,N.C., and Marvin Sutton of Owensboro, Kent. He is also survived by sisters-in-law:  Dorothy Maxwell Lindsey of Pulaski, and Katie Maxwell Lindsey of Pulaski, and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cpl. Lindsey will arrive at Greensboro Airport on Wednesday, Sept. 28, where a special ceremony will occur on the tarmac, and a funeral procession will be led by the Patriot Guard back to Seagle Funeral Home in Pulaski.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11:00 a.m. at Seagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Freeman Keith Lindsey, a nephew, officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, with full military honors, in a space donated by the town of Pulaski underneath the newly-constructed American flag pole.

The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 30, 6-8 p.m., at Seagle Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to any veteran’s organization. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski, 980-1700.



4 Responses to Cpl. Freeman Lindsey

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    September 30, 2011 at 9:47 am

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    September 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the remaining family members of Cpl. Freeman Lindsey. My family lost a young man to the Korean Conflict. His body was returned to us in 1951 after having died the prior year. We know the peace that comes from having closure and we hope having his remains home will do that for all of you. We say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Cpl. Lindsey for his supreme sacrifice to our country.

    From the family of Pfc. Curtis L. Bowman, first Pulaski County soldier killed in Korea, 12-25-50.

    Ann Bowman Dean, (sister) Greensboro, NC

  3. Mark A. Salyers

    October 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I want to thank the family of Cpl. Lindsey for all they sacrifice. I was given the honor to be part of the the ceremony. I was a member of the firing party. And from all the members of the Gate City Army National Guard I want to thank you for allowing us to be a part of the ceremony.

    Sincerely PFC Mark A. Salyers

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