Zac Lindsey

Marines Helped Put Red Raider on Right Path

Veteran Zac Lindsey endured a lot for his country, but now he’s making the most of his opportunities.

Zachary Lindsey was headed down a dark road in his early 20s. He was always looking for trouble and never worried about the consequences.

Little did he know, one decision would change his life for the better.

“I thought I would end up in a bar ditch or jail,” Lindsey said. “But, one day, I literally walked out of my math class here at Texas Tech and went straight to the marine recruiting office. Less than a month later, I was gone to boot camp.”

Eight years later, Lindsey is again a student at Texas Tech University, only this time as a retired sergeant of the United States Marine Corps. The 30-year-old Tahoka native endured many physical, mental and emotional trials during his service, but said he would not be the man he is today without the Marines.