An East Bay family is mourning the loss of a soldier who died this week in Afghanistan.
Army Specialist Jameson Lindskog, 23 from Pleasanton, was one of five men to die March 29, after coming under small arms fire in Afghanistan's Konar Province.
Lindskog joined the army in 2008. He was a Combat Medic assigned to Headquarters and headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
His father, Curtis Lindskog, lives in Livermore, and his mother, Donna Walker, lives in Pleasanton.
His mother told reporters that her son was helping a fellow soldier who had already been hit when he was shot and killed.
Lindskog received the Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon and the NATO Medal.
At the request of his family, the city of Pleasanton will lower all flags at city facilities to half-staff upon the arrival of his remains.
That is expected to happen next week.
Bay City News contributed to this report.