In Memory Of

SGT Willie Sandlin, 59, U.S. Army, born in Kentucky January 1, 1890, passed away
from service-related health complications on May 29, 1949. In WWI, Sandlin was
with 33rd Infantry Division and deployed to France. While on patrol, his unit was
pinned down by machine guns. Sandlin ran toward the enemy nests and took out
24 German soldiers with just four grenades and a bayonet. Sandlin's actions not
only saved the lives of his men but allowed for 200 enemy soldiers to be captured.
For his service, he earned the Medal of Honor. Rest easy, Hero! Til Valhalla,