Thursday, March 25, 2010

Robert Sandager has left the range

Robert (Sandy) Sandager passed away yesterday.  Sandy was a long time member of Mpls Rifle Club, a great patron of our sport, a great shooter and an all around great guy to everyone who knew him. 
Sandy was a 300 m shooter who shot on the Olympic team in 1952.  He was instramental in promoting, funding and building the 300 m range at Mpls Rifle Club-- one of only two electronic target 300 m ranges in the US.  He promoted 300 m shooting right to the end and was always ready to coach interested shooters such as myself.
He also served as a officer  in the US Army during WW2 and was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge --Dec- Jan 1945, a bloody battle that cost the US more than 19,000 killed in action.
Rest in Peace Sandy

"No Less than Victory"  Story of the Battle of the Bulge by Jeff Shaara

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