Baseball in Wartime

Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice


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Those Who Died That Others Might Be Free

 

Purple Heart

William Sands Jr

 

Date and Place of Birth: Springfield, Massachusetts
Date and Place of Death: 1943 Place Unknown
Baseball Experience: High School
Position: Unknown
Rank: Sergeant
Military Unit: US Army
Area Served: Unknown

 

William Sands Jr was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a baseball and basketball star at Technical High School in Springfield.

 

Sergeant Sands served with a US Army armored force and sailed overseas in May 1942. He was reported missing in March 1943. It was later confirmed that Sergeant Sands died while overseas.

 

In 1950, Springfield named a street after William Sands Jr.

 

Thanks to Dave Berry at www.pathfinderhistoricalconsultants.com for help with this biography.

 

Added November 24, 2006. Updated January 3, 2007.

 

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