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Arthur J. Sachsel


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Arthur J. Sachsel Obituary
MAJOR GENERAL ARTHUR J. SACHSEL, USAF, DC (Ret) General Sachsel was born November 11, 1926, in New York City and graduated from Jonathan Dayton Regional High School, Springfield, N.J., in 1944. He attended the University of Michigan and received his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1950. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950 and served as a general dental officer with the 1254th Military Air Transport Service, Washington, D.C. In February 1951, he was assigned to the 36th Fighter-Bomber Wing, Furstenfeldbruck Air Base, Germany. The general left the Air Force in 1953 and opened a private dental practice in Garwood, N.J. In July 1956 he returned to the Air Force and served as chief of restorative dentistry at the U.S. Air Force Hospital at Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., until August 1957. The general then transferred to the Air Force hospital, Zaragoza Air Base, Spain, first as a general dentist and later as base dental surgeon. Returning to the United States in August 1960, he entered an Air Force-sponsored residency in periodontics at Ohio State University where he earned a master of science degree. In June 1962, he was assigned to the Air Force hospital at Travis Air Force Base, California, where he served successively as staff periodontist, chief of periodontics and assistant base dental surgeon. From July 1966 to January 1969, the general was assigned to the Air Force dispensary at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, as chief of periodontics. He then returned to the United States and served successively as chief of periodontics, assistant base dental surgeon, base dental surgeon and director of dental intern training at the U.S. Air Force Regional Hospital at Chanute Air Force Base, IL. He remained there until July 1974, when he became base dental surgeon and director of dental intern training at the regional hospital at March Air Force Base, California. In August 1979 the general returned to Germany as Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe's assistant for dental services at Ramstein Air Base. He was selected as the Air Force Assistant Surgeon General for Dental Services, promoted to Brigadier General and assumed his duties at Bolling Air Force Base on October 1, 1982. He was promoted to Major General on March 1, 1984, with a date of rank of September 1, 1980. His military decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters. The general is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontics, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. General Sachsel retired from active duty on March 1, 1987, and resides in Riverside, California. He is married to the former Leticia Mariano of Vallejo, California. They have two sons, Jeffrey, daughter-in-law Loretta, grandson Adam & granddaughter Liliana. He was preceded in death by a younger son Christopher in 1980. He also leaves a sister Barbara Sachsel Farrell, brother Jerry Sachsel and his wife Sue and many nieces and nephews. In 1991 the Dental Clinic at Travis AFB, CA was renamed the Maj. Gen. Arthur J. Sachsel. Rosary: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 @ 6:30p @ Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504. Mass: Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 @ 10:00am @ St. Catherine of Alexandria 7050 Brockton Ave., Riverside, CA 92506. Committal: Monday, Sept 30, 2013 @ 12.31pm @ Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518. Reception immediately following Committal. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Christopher Sachsel Memorial Fund at St. Francis de Sales, Riverside or LeMay Foundation Funds at Air Force Village, Riverside. Arrangements are entrusted to Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221. Please visit www.achesonandgraham.com to leave condolences.
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Published in Press-Enterprise from Sept. 25 to Sept. 28, 2013
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