Body of fallen Cortez soldier returns to Colorado

The body of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay returned to Colorado on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Photo: KRDO)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The body of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has been returned to Colorado.

The body of 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay of Cortez arrived at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Wednesday afternoon.

Police escorted the motorcade through the city and firefighters saluted as it drove past.

Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay. Photo: Special Forces Association Chapter LX

Gov. Jared Polis has ordered that United States and Colorado flags on state buildings be lowered to half-staff to honor Lindsay through Tuesday when a memorial service will be held at Fort Carson.

Lindsay, a member of the Second Battalion of the 10th Special Forces Group, died on March 22 as a result of injuries he suffered during combat operations in Kunduz Province.

Another Fort Carson soldier, Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, was also killed.

Lindsay is survived by a wife and four daughters.

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