COLORADO SPRINGS – The body of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has been returned to Colorado.
The body of 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay of Cortez arrived at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Wednesday afternoon. Police escorted the motorcade through the city and firefighters saluted as it drove past.
Lindsay, a member of the Second Battalion of the 10th Special Forces Group, died on March 22 as a result of injuries he suffered during combat operations in Kunduz Province. Another Fort Carson soldier, Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, was also killed.
Lindsay, a Green Beret, was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Airborne.
“Will was one of the best in our formation, with more than a decade of service in the Regiment at all levels of noncommissioned officer leadership,” Col. Lawrence Ferguson, 10th Group commander, stated in a news release emailed to The Journal. “We will focus now on supporting his family and honoring his legacy and sacrifice.”
Lindsay was born on Aug. 26, 1985, in Cortez, and enlisted in the Army on July 7, 2004. He is survived by his wife and four daughters.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held this Saturday in Colorado Springs. The service will begin at 1 p.m. and take place at New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Pkwy.
Another service is expected to be held in Cortez at a future date, according to an obituary posted on the Ertel Funeral Home website.