Charles Luin Lindsey died April 17 . He was 65.
Mr. Lindsey was admitted to St. Anthony’s Medical Center on Feb. 15, diagnosed with lung and liver cancer. He died at the hospital last Sunday.
Mr. Lindsey, a South County resident, was a member of Concord Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (nee (Palisch) Lindsey; a brother, Leo Lindsey; a sister, Melba White, and mother-in-law, Grace Palisch.
Born in Carter County in southeast Missouri, Lindsey joined the U.S. Marine Corps on Jan. 6, 1943. Shortly after, he volunteered for the U.S. Marine Raiders, K Company, 3rd [Battalion], popularly known as “Carlson’s Raiders.”
During World War II, the Raiders made sneak landings on Japanese-held islands in the Pacific to distract the enemy with hit-and-run attacks, so the full army could invade from the other side of the island. His experiences were the subject of a recent story in the Journal.
Mr. Lindsey was hospitalized with battle fatigue in November 1943 and discharged from the Marine Corps with full disability on Sept. 25, 1944.
He worked as a plant engineer for the next several years, until a hip and back injury forced him to retire in 1978.
Funeral arrangements were handld by Kutis Funeral Home in Affton, with interment at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials are requested to be sent to the New Life Evangelistic Center or the American Cancer Society.