Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SSG Ronald Lindsey, United States Army Veteran

Ronald Ray Lindsey was born March 19, 1944 at Kermit, Texas and passed away at Temple, Texas on August 20, 2012, at the age of 68.

Ronald proudly served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam, and left the military with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

At the time of his death, he was employed by Honeywell, a defense contractor at Fort Hood, Texas.

Interment services with military honors were held on August 24 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen, Texas

In attendance were the Patriot Guard Riders who formed a line of American flags along the front of the committal shelter during the service.

Six pall bearers, wearing white shirts with black suspenders, carried the flag draped casket into the committal shelter.  Many of them were Ronald's co-workers and wore the suspenders as it was his habit to wear suspenders.

The service began with the Army bugler playing taps.  The Army Honor Guard then folded the flag that covered the casket into a tight triangle, and presented it to Ronald's dear wife, Maria, on behalf of a grateful nation and the United States Army as a token of appreciation for Ronald's honorable and faithful service.

The minister read the ten commandments from First Thessalonians Chapter Four and led the gathered family and friends in final prayers.

Ronald Lindsey was then laid to rest on the grassy plain of the cemetery as the American flag flew at half-staff, in his honor, at the top of the hill.

Left to cherish his memory are his dear wife and numerous other dear family, friends and co-workers.

God Bless America

While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free.
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.

God Bless America,
Land that I love
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam.
God bless America,
My home sweet home.

Irving Berlin 

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