Richard A. Sanders
1936 — 2021
Richard (Sandy) A. Sanders, CMSGT, USAF, Retired, passed peacefully at his Hill Country retreat on January 20, 2021. Sandy was born to C. Sahm and Ada Sahm in Lancaster, PA, on November 4, 1936. He later was adopted and changed his name to Richard Alan Sanders. He graduated from Springdale H.S. in 1954 and joined the USAF in 1955. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Chapman College, Orange, CA, and received his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Webster University, St. Louis, MO. Chief Sanders started his Air Force Career as an Airborne Radio Operator in December 1955, assigned to Misawa AFB, Japan, flying B-26s, C-47s, and C-119 aircraft. He cross-trained into the Boom...