Veterans History Project
Tom P. Lindsey, CPL, US Army, World War II
The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
Tom Paul Lindsey had graduated from high school and had a job at a grocery store in Iowa Park, Texas. He knew the Selective Service System (draft board) was highly active at that time and his name was sure to be called. Until that day, he went with the flow... work...get the physical exam ordered by the draft board...be drafted into the Army ...s...