2788031 Second Lieutenant Gregory LINDSAY
Military Cross (MC)
Second Lieutenant Gregory Lindsay was enlisted into the Australian Military Forces in October 1967, selected for attendance at the Officer Training Unit, Scheyville, and commissioned in the Royal Australian Infantry in April 1968.
He joined 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment in May 1969, and arrived in South Vietnam with the Battalion in February 1970.
In many contacts during 1970 Second Lieutenant Lindsay and his platoon inflicted numerous casualties on the enemy and Second Lieutenant Lindsay became known throughout his Battalion for dash and courage. On two separate occasions he led a group of his platoon directly into an enemy position causing the enemy to withdraw leaving behind a number of casualties.
On another occasion during an ambush contact at night Second Lieutenant Lindsay’s Platoon was fired on by a second group of enemy from a flank. With complete disregard for personal danger he led four soldiers of his platoon in a 75 yard charge straight into the enemy. This action killed four enemy and wounded two others.
Throughout the whole of his tour in South Vietnam Second Lieutenant Lindsay has shown a high example of personal bravery, determination and initiative which reflects great credit on himself and his battalion.
Extract from: Vietnam Veterans Honours and Awards by Alexander M Palmer