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Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on April 6, 2012 at the age of 68. Through his entire life, he was an inspiration to everyone's life he touched.
John was a Principal Analyst at Analytic Services (ANSER), Inc, managing several programs for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, OSD Policy. Prior, he was the Director of the Program on International Security at the Atlantic Council of the United States. He had more than 30 years of experience in international security affairs in Europe, Central and Southeast Asia. After the second Gulf War, he managed a program to establish a media network in Iraq in support of the Coalition Provisional Authority. Previously, he was an international civil servant with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe where he was the Deputy Director for Mission Support and Chief of Operations, leading senior diplomatic missions in Europe and Central Asia. Colonel Sandrock also served as the U.S. Air Attaché in India and Afghanistan. His military career included tours of duty with the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Air Staff, and NATO. He was a command pilot and served in Vietnam and Thailand.
John was the best husband and father, always offering loving support and wisdom. He was an avid hiker, camper, skier, and golfer. Whether as an outstanding soccer coach and referee, or Eagle Scout and scout leader, AF officer, diplomat, coworker or friend, he was an inspirational mentor to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helga Sandrock, stepfather John and brother, Gunther Junghenn. He is survived by his wife, Blanka; four children, Jeffrey and wife, Kim, Audrey and husband, David, Diana and husband, Abe and Olga; eight grandchildren, father, Horst Junghenn; stepmother, Angelika; sister, Beate; and brother, Wolfgang.
The memorial services will be held Thursday April 12, at 4 p.m. in the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. An Interment Ceremony with full military honors will be held in July at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family invites you to make a donation to the Women's Memorial in John's name at:

Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 11, 2012
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