John William Sands was the son of Samuel F. Sands and Bessie Lou Eubanks. Siblings: Ruby M. Sands, Horace Furman Sands, Rose Evelyn Sands and Lillie Gertrude Sands

Pfc. Sands enlisted on October 7, 1941, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. He was killed in action on Luzon. He had been overseas 13 months.

Burial in Edgewood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 March 1916
  • Date of death: 1 February 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 20th Infantry Regiment
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Edgewood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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