Col. Julian B. Lindsey

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Regimental Commander, 12/1951-2/1952, USMA-1929 (Deceased 1979)


STARS & STRIPES Article – December 9, 1951

Puerto Ricans’ CO WITH U.S. 3rd DIV– Command of the colorful 65th Infantry Regiment from Puerto Rico changed hands recently when Col. Julian B. Lindsey of Winchester, Va., succeeded Col. Erwin O. Gibson. Col. Gibson, Dublin, Ga., took command of the battling Borinqueneers last June 20 and guided the regiment through several of the toughest campaigns of the Korean conflict.

Colonel Lindsey, whose last assignment was in Washington, was graduated from West Point in 1929.


Julian R. Lindsey, 74, a retired Army colonel who was assistant to the president of the Army Distaff Foundation, died at Walter Reed Army Hospital Sunday of an aortal aneurysm. Col. Lindsey was born into an Army family in Vermont. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1929 and was commissioned in the infantry. He commanded an infantry regiment in the 29th Division in Europe in World War II.  During the Korean conflict, he was chief of staff of the 3rd Infantry Division there. He later served as post commander of Fort Meade, Md., and of Fort Sheridan, Ill., where he retired from the service in 1959.  He moved to the Washington area after leaving the Army and had been assistant to the president of the Army Distaff Foundation, which operates the Army Distaff Hall here, since them. The hall is a home for Army wives.  Col. Lindsey’s decorations include three Bronze Star medals.

Survivors include his wife Judith, of the home in Bethesda; a son, Robert H., a retired Army major, of Atlanta; a daughter, Anne Lindsey Pearson, also of Atlanta, and six grandchildren. 

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