Sandberg, Joel Alexis. Military Medals and Commendations, 1967-1970. CAMC Collection 110. 2 folders and 1 small box.
The Joel Sandberg collection consists of medals given to Sandberg posthumously after his death in 1969 while serving in the Vietnamese Conflict. Medals include The Purple Heart, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Air Medal, and the Distinguished Flying Cross, among others. Commendations and certificates from his time in the United States Navy are included as well. In addition, there is information on the Sandberg Scholarship, programs of his graduation from Gustavus Adolphus College, and memorial materials from his classmates. Sandburg was the first Gustavus alumnus to be killed in action in Vietnam.