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William Berry "Willie" Sandlin

Birthdate: (59)
Death: 1949 (59)
Immediate Family:

Son of John 'Dirty Face' Sandlin and Lucinda Abner
Brother of Charlie Sandlin; Martha Sandlin and Willie Sandlin
Half brother of William Sandlin; Edward Sandlin; Earl Sandlin and Laura Thomas

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About Willie Sandlin

Willie Sandlin (January 1, 1890 – May 29, 1949) was a soldier in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I.


Sandlin was born in Jackson, Kentucky on January 1, 1890 and died May 29, 1949. He is buried in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky. His grave can be found in section E, grave 10A. The pool at the Leslie County Recreation Center (Hyden, Kentucky) is named in his honor.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company A, 132d Infantry, 33d Division. Place and date: At Bois-de-Forges, France, 26 September 1918. Entered service at: Hyden, Ky. Birth: Jackson, Ky. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.


He showed conspicuous gallantry in action by advancing alone directly on a machinegun nest which was holding up the line with its fire. He killed the crew with a grenade and enabled the line to advance. Later in the day he attacked alone and put out of action 2 other machinegun nests, setting a splendid example of bravery and coolness to his men.

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Willie Sandlin's Timeline

Age 59