SERIES: Webster Parish Vietnam Veterans Killed in Action

Col Marvin Nelson Lindsey

Edited from Find a Grave

Webster Parish’s next soldier to give his life in Vietnam is Col Marvin Nelson Lindsey.  Col Lindsey is our only Missing in Action soldier from Webster Parish during the Vietnam War.  

Col Lindsey was born 20 Jan 1929.  His parents were Arthur Taylor Lindsey and Lillie Estelle Slack Lindsey. His wife was Peggy Blondell McEachern Lindsey passed away in 2007. He was survived by his wife and his son, Michael Arthur Lindsey. His home city was Springhill, Louisiana and he was a Baptist. 

Col Lindsey passed away in Vietnam on 29 Jun 1965 at the age of 36. Colonel Lindsey was a member of the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron of the United States Air Force.  He was the pilot of a McDonnell Voodoo Reconnaissance Fighter (RF-101C) on a combat mission over North Vietnam when his aircraft was hit by hostile fire and crashed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial

He will be honored at our Armed Forced Day Celebration.  Please remember his sacrifice and the freedom he gave us.

Cindy Madden

Regent – Dorcheat-Bistineau Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution