Service Number: 32485863 Rank: Technician 5th Class (Corporal) Unit: 747th Tank Battalion, HQ Co., Attached to 29th Infantry Div.
Delbert Kirk Sandt “Del" was born on June 2, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parents Luther Blaine and Agnes (Meyers) Sandt. He was baptized on October 22, 1922 at C.C. Hancock Memorial Methodist Church at 17th & York Streets, in Philadelphia by Reverend Amos E. Crowell.
Del's family had originally lived in Reading, Pennsylvania. After their infant son Howard had passed away at the age of 5 months in January 1907, Luther and Agnes moved to 2133 N. Dover Street in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.
In November 1910, Russell Calvin Sandt was born. Two years later, the Sandts would receive and early Christmas present with the birth of Luther Victor, who was born on December 20th. In December 1915, a daughter, Thelma Elaine was born in Camden, NJ. The family was living at 328 Warren Avenue in Camden. Tragically, Thelm…