Alan Lindman

Alan Lindman, 71, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Alan was born Dec.17, 1942, in Olympia, Wash., to parents, Erick LeRoy Lindman and Blanche Anna (Ashton) Lindman of Seattle, Wash.

Alan Lindman

He is survived by his son, Christopher Erick Lindman; grandchildren, Ashton Lindman and Frank Propst III; his brother, Erick LeRoy Lindman, Jr.; and his sister, Valerie Lindman Kerrisk.

Alan graduated from University High School in Pacific Palisades, Calif. In 1965 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and in 1975 he received a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. At Berkeley he was president of his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Alan was commissioned into the Regular Army (Infantry) upon graduation from Berkeley’s ROTC program June 28, 1965. He became qualified as a Green Beret and was assigned to Fifth Special Forces Group in Vietnam as a Ranger Parachutist. He participated in the training of the Army’s newly stood up Long Range Reconnaissance and Patrol units (LRRP) and also participated in the TET counteroffensive. After completing his second tour in Vietnam, he was transferred to Germany where he served as a company commander for five years.

In Vietnam, Alan was an aide-de-camp to Major General Keith Ware. On Sept. 13, 1968, MG Ware’s helicopter was shot down and all aboard were killed. Alan had been reassigned to Germany the week before.

During his service in the Regular Army, Alan was awarded; Bronze Star (2 awards), Purple Heart, Air Medal (14Awards), Air Medal with Valor Device, Army Commendation Medal (4 awards), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm (3 awards), Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation (3 awards), Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Republic of Vietnam Jump Wings, German Army Parachutist Badge (Bronze).

Alan was discharged from the Regular Army on Feb. 1, 1978, as a Captain (O3) and was immediately transferred into the active Army Reserve. He became a battalion commander (PsyOps) and retired from the army as a Lieutenant Colonel (O5).

In 1978 he joined Fort Leavenworth’s Information Management Section as a full time senior systems analyst. He considered Leavenworth his home.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Graveside service with military honors will follow at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.