A soldier who died serving his country is coming home.
The body of Jameson Lindskog, 23, will arrive in Pleasanton today, according to officials at the VFW Post 6298.
Lindskog, an army medic, was killed a week ago by gunfire while assisting a fellow soldier in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Two other soldiers from his unit also were killed.
The Pleasanton native joined the Army in 2008 and was due to be discharged next year.
Lindskog is the first Pleasanton native to be killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Lindskog was the son of Donna Walker of Pleasanton and Curtis Lindskog of Livermore.
He attended and spent his freshman year at . He then transferred to Orion Academy in Moraga, from which he graduated in 2005.
The Pleasanton native had a degree in massage therapy. His father said he planned to move to Alaska and set up a practice after he left the Army.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Callaghan Mortuary in Livermore. There's no word yet on when a memorial service will be held.