Thomas Sands (fencer)

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Thomas Sands
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Born(1907-08-02)August 2, 1907
Dayton, Ohio, United States
DiedNovember 5, 1984(1984-11-05) (aged 77)
Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, United States
Resting place West Point Cemetery, West Point, New York
Sport
Sport Fencing

Thomas Sands (August 2, 1907 November 5, 1984) was an American fencer. He competed in the team épée event at the 1936 Summer Olympics. [1]

A career officer in the United States Army, he attained the rank of major general. [2]

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References

  1. "John Hurd Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  2. "Gen. Thomas Sands: A High U.S. Officer in Europe in 1960'S". The New York Times . New York, NY. November 10, 1984. p. Section 1, page 30 via TimesMachine.