School Information Overview ALHS Master Calendar of Events Academies & Pathways AVID Program Gifted & Talented Education (G.A.T.E.) Administration Administrative Assistants ALHS' School Site Council (SSC) Directions to ALHS History of ALHS Mission Statement School's Policies Advanced Placement Program Attendance Policy/Information ALHS Course Descriptions Permits to Leave (PTL) Campus Virtual Photo Tour Class Schedule Frequently Asked Questions Onsite Campus Tours & Shadowing Program for 8th Graders Breakfast & Lunch at ALHS About This Website Incoming Freshmen Registration Info
Students Overview Class of 2017 (Seniors) Class of 2018 (Juniors) Class of 2019 (Sophomores) Class of 2020 (Freshmen) Associated Student Body (ASB) Brotherhood/Sisterhood Assembly (BSA) After School Program Clubs Health Idol Mustang TV Performing Arts Showcase Wellness Center Yearbook College & Career Center Visual Arts Gallery Buying Student Portraits Student Dance Contract & Guest Clearance Form Lincoln Log Newspaper Peer Resources Lincoln Log Archive Principal's Cabinet
Faculty & Staff Directory Faculty/Staff Meeting Calendar Career Technical Education Dept. Counseling Dept. English Dept. ESL Dept. JROTC Mathematics Dept. Physical Education Dept. Science Dept. Social Studies Dept. Special Education Dept. Visual & Performing Arts Dept. World Languages Dept. Dean's Dept. Wellness Center Dept.
Parents & Community Overview PTSA Committee PTSA Fundraising PTSA Fundraising Gala PTSA Membership English Learner Advisory Committee Parent Liaisons PTSA Reflections Program PTSA Calendar
Sports By Season Requirements For Participation Forms Tryouts Coaches Directory Complete League Schedules and Standings Championships ALHS ALL Sports Calendar Job Openings Sports Team Pages
Abraham Lincoln High School Alumni Association Events Board of Directors Alumni Lincoln Log Yearbooks Scholarships Wall of Fame Sports Hall of Fame Pictures Reunions Alumni Store Links Alumni Calendar Missing Lincs In Memoriam
Library Overview Library & Computer Labs Hours and Policy Catalog Databases and Reference ALHS Book Review Online Submission Form ALHS Book Review Postings
Home Page Logo

Robert Richard Sandstrom


        Robert Richard Sandstrom was a member of the Fall Class of 1962 at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco.

        He and his twin brother, James Joseph, were born on May 3, 1945, to Albert Oskar and Margaret Alberta Sandstrom in San Francisco. His father was born in Mora, Sweden, on September 29, 1907, and died on February 10, 1992, in Sonoma County, California. His mother was born in Kansas on September 26, 1906, and died in San Joaquin County, California, on June 14, 1992.

        Robert had a sister, Astrid Joann, born on March 25, 1942, in San Francisco. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in the Fall Class of 1959. Astrid married Edward Cox and three children were born to this marriage: Jeffrey, David, and Karen.

        Robert entered Abraham Lincoln High School in 1959 and graduated in the Forty-third Commencement Class on January 30, 1963.

        After Bob graduated from Lincoln, he attended San Francisco City College and worked for the United Parcel Service. He married Helen Rock who later became a teacher at Lincoln.

        He entered the military service with the United States Army. After basic and advanced training, he was assigned a Military Occupational Specialty Code of mortarman. Following this training, he was ordered to the Vietnam Theatre of Operations. He started his tour of duty in Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division on September 20, 1967. While in hostile action in Vinh Long Province, he became a casualty from friendly fire. At the time of his death, he was 22 yers old.

        He is listed in the Record of the Secretary of Defense, Vietnam, Combat Area Casualty List, 1957-1986, as being a private first class and being killed in action on October 5, 1967.

        Robert R. Sandstrom's name is etched on Panel 27E, Row 56, on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D. C.

        His remains were returned to the United States and interred on October 11, 1967, at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, California, in Section D, Lot 341D, Grave #1.