Will Lindsay

Sergeant First Class Will Duston Lindsay, United States Army Special Forces, was killed in action in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Will spent nearly all of his life in Colorado. He was raised in Cortez and had lived in Colorado Springs since 2006.

Will was born on August 26, 1985 in Cortez, Colorado, to Grant and Tammy Lindsay. He graduated from Montezuma Cortez High School in 2004 and joined the Army immediately after high school, enlisting on July 7, 2004. He married the love of his life, Sarah Unger, in 2010 and together they had four daughters. Sarah and their daughters were the center of Will’s world. He was a devoted husband, a dedicated father, and a generous, trustworthy and reliable friend. A true Colorado native, Will loved to hunt and fish, and he liked to work with his hands, building projects around his house and finishing their basement all by himself. When he wasn’t busy with work, family, or his other hobbies, he shamed friends on the golf course with his mid-70s game.

After completing Basic Training and Airborne School, Will volunteered for and completed the Special Forces Selection and Qualification Course, earning his Green Beret in July 2006. He was assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft. Carson, Colorado as an assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion. During his 15 years of service, Will deployed seven times: five deployments to Iraq, one to Tajikistan in support of a counter-narcotics mission, and one to Afghanistan. His military decorations include the Silver Star medal, four Bronze Star medals, two Meritorious Service medals, a Purple Heart, a Combat Infantryman’s Badge, a Military Free Fall Jumpmaster Badge and a Master Parachutist Badge.

Will is survived by his wife, Sarah Lindsay; their four daughters; parents, Grant and Tammy Lindsay; two brothers: Levi (Sophos Nhem) Lindsay and Cole (Maegan) Lindsay; grandfather, Richard Lindsay; grandmother, Aliene Waldorf; parents-in-law: Bruce and Judy Unger; sister-in-law Melissa (Chad) Wagner; uncle, Kent (Sharon) Lindsay; two cousins: Matt (Wendy) Lindsay and Justin (Kayleen) Lindsay; his team brothers, and many loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Warren S. Waldorf, and his grandmother, Nelda Lindsay.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921. A memorial service will also be held in Cortez, Colorado at a future date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Will’s memory: Please make checks payable to

‘Special Forces Foundation’ and state ‘for the Will Lindsay family’





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  1. I’m at a loss for words. Just wanted you to know we’re all thinking of all of you.

  2. Dear loving Son you will be forever missed.

  3. Proud to know Will and the family. Will is a hero that will always be apart of everyone’s life Who’s path he crossed. Thank you for your service. love and condolences to all extended famiy members.

  4. Sending my sincerest condolences. Will and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Chris Capshaw
    CW3 – Retired
    US Army

  5. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our words cannot express the sadness nor the respect we have for all of you.

  6. Our hearts are broken for Wills family and our friends. Prayer for you all.

  7. Tammy, Grant, Sarah and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss! I have fond memories of Will and Kyle hanging out together! There are no words to express the sorrow that I feel for all of you!
    Lorraine Boblitt

  8. Our hearts are heavy to hear this news. Thank you for your service Will and thank you Sarah and girls for your sacrifice. The entire Lindsay family is in our thoughts and prayers. GOD Bless you all

  9. Sarah and girls, I’m so very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful man and distinguished and decorated soldier. May you carry on with all the fond memories of a great husband and father. I am a friend of his Mom and Dad. With deepest sympathy, Charlene Sattley

  10. So truly sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband. I thank him for his service to our country and will keep all of you in my prayers. God bless and keep your entire family.
    Debra Unger

  11. Tears for those left behind and prayers for comfort, but so very honored and humbled by your service, Will Lindsay.

  12. We are greatly saddened by the loss of this wonderful man Our thoughts and prayers are with his wonderful family. May your memories bring you comfort.
    Greg and Sandy Story

  13. I am so so sorry for the loss of your son. My prayers continue for peace .
    Sgt. Will Lindsay, Thank you for your services. R. I. P.

  14. Dearest Lindsay Family, We share in your sorrow, and express our deepest sympathy.
    Helen and Bob, parents of “PK”, KIA 11Mar2013.

  15. Will’s gift of love will always be with each of you, his laughter, his wisdom and his thoughtfulness, are gifts of love that are yours to keep forever.
    God bless each of you. Love & prayers,
    Jane and Bill Corrigan

  16. No words can convey the feelings in my heart. The loss of a child, father, husband, brother changes your lives forever. My deepest sympathies. I thank him for my freedom.

  17. What a sacrifice to his country. He will remain forever a hero. . So very sorry for the loss of this talented and courageous young man. Proud to be related.?

  18. When we were designing the Kit Carson memorial and Afgan, & Iraqi memorial in 2000,, we had no idea why we were installing memorial stones for the names of the fallen warriors. I hope our efforts will be of some comfort to the families of so many fallen in all these years, that they will always be remembered as American heroes.. Having lost friends and family, I know we are never prepared for the ultimate lost of our love ones. I hope you and your family will visit the Kit Carson memorial and know we were thing of them long before this tragic war.. RIP

  19. Sarah and girls, The Tucker’s from NC are heartbroken. He was a great friend and he loved the hell out of you girls. Sarah, know that you can count on us like family. We are here for you.

  20. Grant, Tammy , Sarah and girls
    There are no words to express how sad we are for your loss. Our prayers will be with you each and every day. The days will come and go but he will be forever be in your heart. Thank you Will for your service to our country – God Bless You.

  21. You have given the greatest treasure you have, your life, in our service, and I am so deeply grateful Will. May your family find some comfort in their grief knowing that you will be watching over them, and will be always in their lives through timeless love and memories. And may your family feel the prayers all of us, even those you may not know, are sending to you. You are held in those prayers. I am so very, very sorry (Derricks Aunt).

  22. Our heartfelt deepest condolences to your family. Wishing you peace, love and comfort in the days ahead.

    Crystal and Stephen Mcgreath

  23. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to this amazing family. Your sacrifices are recognized by all. Will has left a legacy we can all admire. Blessings and love through this difficult time. “We are all just walking each other home.” THANK YOU, WILL

    Friend of Judy Unger

  24. I’m so sorry for this monumental loss to your family. Words are never enough and we cannot imagine the grief you are feeling. Just know our thoughts and prayers are extended to the whole family
    Remetha Gustafson

  25. So terribly sorry for this terrible loss. Our sincere condolences. to all his family and loved ones.

  26. Your husband, son, brother, father has given the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. A true hero. My deepest sympathies. I grew up in Cortez, am an MCHS grad, and now a Colorado Springs resident working for and supporting our military. I’m saddened by this loss and ultimately grateful for all your loved one and you have given to keep us safe. We can never repay you. Thank you!! You are all in my prayers.

  27. Rest in Peace SFC Lindsay, thank you for your service.

    Sarah and daughters on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, thank you for your support and sacrifice. I wish you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

    Steve Kjonaas
    VFW Colorado
    State Commander

  28. My heart goes out to the Lindsay family on the loss of a husband, father and son . His sacrifice for our country was great. My prayers are with all of you.

  29. In the short time I spent with Will, it was obvious he was a great Man and an example of what we should all be. For the Family, thank you for His and Your service to this Country! My heart hurts for your loss. We all owe you a debt we can’t repay.

  30. Thank you for your services to our country! The families are in our prayers for comfort n strength. Our hearts are broken for this dear patriots lost. We can not imagine what the family is going! One thing is for sure God is still with all of you n covers you with His sweet healing wings! Sincere condolences to the families ?? John n Esther Scaman

  31. God Bless you at this sad time for your family and friends. Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice! Prayers to your loving family!?❤️

  32. Tammy,
    I’m so sorry to read this. You are all in my prayers. I wish I was there to give you a hug, and a shoulder. Love you.
    Kisha, Lee, and Jaredmichael

  33. Tammy, Grant and Family, I am so sorry about Will. He sacrificed all for his country

  34. Dear Tammy, Grant and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Will. He was a special man and gave up his life for our country. He is truly a hero !! You are all in my Prayers.

  35. So very sorry for your loss, words cannot express our sadness. Prayers for your family during this difficult time. I am so glad that I have gotten to know you Tami in the past months, you are truly an amazing woman….I am in awe of your strength. If there is anything Chuck and I can do to help in any way, let us know. We love you and Grant…Cortez is small and we are ALL family.

  36. Gone but not forgotten. Will, you gave the ultimate sacrifice for us! THANK YOU SIR.
    Condolences for your family ??

  37. Grant and Tammy
    I didn’t know Will, but I know you guys. I know his grandparents, though some have passed.
    Will was born to good people……he had to be awesome and a pride and joy to his family.
    I’m proud and thankful that another brave soldier from Cortez decided to fight for his home knowing the risks. It take a special person to put himself in harms way and ultimately give all he had for his country……which first and foremost was his family.
    I’m so grieved that you will not hear the sound of his voice…..the laughter, tears, and the “ love you, Mom… love you, Dad”. Hold the memories close. He left them for you.

    Mrs. Will Linsday and children,
    I can’t say much more than what I said to Grant and Tammy. You had a different type relationship and love with Will. From the bottom of my heart I pray that, even though you all will walk this dark path in your grief, you know you have a Comforter to help you through…….and one Glorious Day, he will be awakened to a new and wonderful life. I long for that day, and just as with Micah, I hope to meet Will and shake his hand…..but first I’m going to sit and talk with Jesus for awhile.
    My love and condolences to all of you.
    Gail McCutcheon Barker

  38. Rest in peace brother DOL

  39. Grant,Tammy and all of your family, my deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you. Will made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Such a hero!

  40. Rest in Peace SFC Lindsay, thank you for your service.
    As an A/2/10SFG Alumni it always breaks my heart when our teammates make that final deployment. Sarah and family on behalf of Post 3917 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and a Green Beret, thank you for your support and sacrifice. Our prayers are with you all.
    Rocky Russell
    VFW Post 3917,
    Security, Colorado
    Past Post Commander

  41. I have no words that will provide you with any measure of comfort, but know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

  42. It’s been an honor knowing you and calling you friend. I am grateful for the time we spent together in the Q-Course, the time we spent together as teammates at Carson, and the time we spent as friends over the past 15 years. When I heard the news about you, I didn’t believe it…… and I guess I still don’t. Thanks for watching out for us, and for watching out for our brothers who were there with you. I am sure that people lived that day because of your sacrifice. Now it’s up to the rest of us to live up to your standard in word and deed. God bless you my friend…… you are sorely missed.

  43. Dear family, I am sorry for your loss. May the God of the Bible bless you during this difficult time and draw you closer to Himself. I know and served down the hall from Will in 2/10 for a few years. He always had my respect, and he always had your love.

  44. Our thoughts and continued prayers for Will’s family and beloved teammates…May love surround you always.

  45. Praying for your family in this time of loss. I don’t know personally but want you to know I am thankful for your husband’s service to our nation. I am so sorry for you loss.

  46. We would like to send our condolences to the family of Sergeant First Class Will Duston Lindsay.
    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.
    On behalf of the VFW Post 6461 and VFW Post Auxiliary 6461

  47. To the Lindsay family, fellow military soilders and friends, I am truly sadden for your loss of your precious loved one. My heart breaks for you all. I know no words will help at this time, but know you will see him again in heaven . May God and Jesus shower you with hope, grace and love in these days months and years ahead. Will Lindsay give the ultimate sacrifice to his country, his precious life.
    I want each of you to know that I appreciate, respect and honor his memory. I Thank you Will ??. Also thanks to Will’s beloved family, fellow soilders and friends for the support and love given to this wonderful young man. I will be praying for you all… May God bless each of you and keep you in his loving arms. Will you are a true hero now and forever ??.

  48. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Lindsay family. May Will rest in peace and he has served his country honorably. May God give you peace and strength in the coming days.

  49. Our heartfelt condolences to the Lindsay family in this time of sadness. Your neighbors in Cortez will never forget Will’s sacrifice for his country. God bless you.
    Mike and Gail Lavey

  50. I don’t know your family; I didn’t know this young man – this husband, son, brother… What I do know is that our community and our country appreciate the sacrifice that this young man and his family and friends have made. We are forever grateful for and respectful of the support this hero and his family and friends made on the behalf of our freedoms. A hero will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace, Sir. Prayers to those who are left behind to cherish his memory.??

  51. My deepest condolences to the family of Will. I am very sorry for your loss. God Bless his wife and daughters. I will light a candle in his honor. Brenda J Wood Cortez Co.

  52. Will was one of the first guys I met upon being moved to C/2/10. He treated me like I belonged and that I was one of the guys. He was instrumental in me taking over the arms room and knowing what was expected of me. Will taught me so much that I was able to be adapt to anything thrown my way. He was a man of great respect and honor. My condolences to his family and friends.
    Clifford Morrow

  53. We were so sorry to hear of Will’s death. Words just do not seem to cut it at times like this. Years ago, Bruce & Judy were our wonderful neighbors during our tour at Carson. We never met Will but I did serve at HQ, USASFC(A) when 10th Group moved to Carson. I learned firsthand what tremendous soldiers we had in those groups. Will, I’m certain, was one of 2d Battalion’s best. I wish we could have met him. I’m sure we would have liked him instantly. I passed word to MG(Ret) Harley Davis, a former member of 2d Battalion, 10th Group and he sends his heartfelt condolences to Will’s family as well.
    Bob & Cherie Butler

  54. To the Lindsey family and the Unger family you have my deepest sympathy and condolences at this very difficult time. May God look over each and everyone of you and protect you all from now and Evermore. God bless you all and you are all in my prayers
    RIP Gone to soon but will never be forgotten

  55. I’m so so sorry to hear of your heartbreaking loss. We will never know your pain and sorrow at losing such a wonderful man. Know that there are thousands of people who deeply care and are eternally grateful for his sacrifice and yours.

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