FALL 2018

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36 Navy | Fall 2018 NAVAL RESERVE ASSOCIATION Editor's note: Capt. Lindell was a past National President of the Naval Reserve Association, which later became AUSN. is obituary was reprinted with permission from Levingston Funeral Home in Port Arthur, Texas. Captain John Eric Lindell, 1938-2018 C aptain John Eric Lindell, 80, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Oak Groves Nursing Home in Groves, Texas. John was born May 15, 1938 in Revenna, Nebraska to John Earl Lindell and Ruth Runcie Lindell. He was raised in York, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. He successfully passed the CertiŽed Public Accountant's professional examination at the age of twenty-two and was licensed in February 1962. He practiced accounting in York, Nebraska from 1962 until 1979. He married Maureen Eddy in 1973 and they moved to Texas in 1979. His father was a CPA and also a graduate from the Univer- sity of Nebraska. As a CPA he has been an o–cer in both the local and state associations in Nebraska and Texas. He has attended the New York University Federal Tax Institute during the last forty-seven years. He was published by Prentice Hall on the topic of Military Tax Problems. He served as a member of the Texas State CPA Rela- tions with Internal Revenue Service Committee for ten years. John enlisted in the Naval Reserve in August 1955 as a Radioman Striker. He was a CTI when he received a direct appointment to a commission as an Ensign June 1967. During his career in the Navy he rose to the rank of Captain. His specialty was as a cryptogra- pher. He served at bases throughout the United States, Japan, at sea in the Mediterranean on the FD Roosevelt Carrier, and at Commander, Naval Security Group in Washington D.C. John was the National President of the Naval Reserve Association (NRA). He wrote the Tax Tip article for thirty years before he was President. On April 2010 he was elected National President of the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN). He was relieved by Admiral Tim Moon at the normal turnover period. He is the only National President to be elected twice as President of the Associations at di›erent times. He became a member of the SMOTJ at the St. King Charles že Martyr Priory when Col. Perkins was Prior. He was the National Treasurer for ten years. He holds the ranks of Chevalier, Commandeur, and Grand O–ciere. He was elevated to the rank of Grand Croix at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and Grand Commander during the National Investiture. He was the Prior of St. Matthews Priory in Austin, Texas. He and Maureen Traveled to Moscow as a part of the delegation celebrating the tenth re-enthrone- ment of the Russian Patriarch and the dedication of the Moscow Our Savior Cathedral in May 2000. John is an Extra Class Licensed amateur radio operator. He was Žrst licensed in 1954. He enjoys trav- eling in the United States and throughout the world. že study of history is an ongoing part of their lives. He belongs to Lion's International and is a Past Master of a Masonic Texas Lodge and a Past DDGM. John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Maureen Lindell of Port Arthur, TX; son, Navy Commander Marc Lindell and wife Mary of Houston, Texas; daughter, Lisa Louise (who is a CPA) Harre and husband Kevin of Shawnee Mission, KS; sister, Coralyn Makos of Austin, TX; brother, James Lindell of Dewey, AZ; grandchildren, Bethany, Ethan, and Sarah Lindell, Brielle and Trace Harre.

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