Alfred Lawrence Pearson Sands was born in Pennsylvania. He was a member of the United States Military Academy Class of 1904, but did not graduate with the class. During his career, he earned the Distinguished Service Medal and the Silver Star. He died in New Jersey on 28 September 1960.
Alfred Lawrence Pearson Sands, Colonel, United States Army, is the son of George H. Sands, Colonel, United States Army, the newphew of James Hoban Sands, Rear Admiral, United States Navy and the grandson of Benjamin F. Sands, Rear Admiral, United States Navy. He was born 26 October 1882, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and died on 28 September 1960.
SANDS, ALFRED LAWRENCE PEARSON
COL U S A
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/26/1882
DATE OF DEATH: 09/28/1960
BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 149-D RH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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