Sandler, Harold Harris
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Jan. 24, 1916 - Jul. 14, 2013
Harold H. Sandler, 97, of Venice, FL , formerly of Miami, FL and Chicago, IL, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans' Nursing Home. A retired electrician, Harold was a Captain who served with Gen. George Patton in North Africa and during the invasion of Sicily and Italy in WW II. He received the Silver Star for charging two German machine-gun nests with his Thompson submachine-gun while on patrol near the Volturno River, north of Naples, Italy. A few days later he was seriously wounded by shrapnel from a German tank's 88 millimeter cannon. He spent weeks in the hospital recovering from his facial injuries. He received the Purple Heart for his bravery. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Gloria Sandler; daughter, Arlene Moore of Venice, FL; son, Aaron Sandler of Bradenton, FL; son-in-law, J. Colin Moore of Venice, FL; and two grandsons, Thomas Brendan Moore of Venice, FL and Devin S. Moore of Las Vegas, NV. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans' Nursing Home, 21281 Grayton Terrace, Port Charlotte, FL. 33954.
Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery with full honors.
Published in Herald Tribune from July 28 to July 29, 2013