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Here is a photograph showing three World War I soldiers. The soldier on the right is Adrian "Ad" Hobart Lindsey (1895-1980), who was born in Vienna, Illinois and spent his childhood in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Lindsey graduated from the University of Kansas where he was quarterback and captain of the football team and named to the All-Missouri Valley conference twice. When the United States entered World War I, Lindsey joined and was stationed at Camp Funston where he played on the baseball team with Hall of Fame great Grover Cleveland Alexander. He served in the 89th Division during World War I and played on the divisional football team which won the American Expeditionary Forces football championship. After the war, Lindsey was an assistant football coach at the University of Kansas from 1919 to 1921. From 1922 to 1926, Lindsey was the head coach at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. Later he coached at the University of Oklahoma from 1927 to 1931 and at the University of Kansas from 1932 to 1938. Also, Lindsey was also the head baseball coach at the University of Kansas for one season in 1921. During World War II, Lindsey served in the Pacific as part of the occupation forces in Japan and was presented the Silver Star for bravery under fire at Okinawa and was promoted to Colonel. He was named Commander of the 89th Infantry division in 1949. Ad Lindsey was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1975. He died on October 2, 1980.

Date: 1919

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Item Number: 317003
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 317003

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