Major General Teddy H. Sanford, U.S. Army (1907-1992), was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 1930. In World War II he was assigned to the 325th Infantry Regiment; later re-designated 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Infantry Division, and fought the enemy German forces in Europe.
He participated in the invasions of Sicily, Italy, D-Day, 6 June 1944, at Normandy, France; the battles for the bridges in the Netherlands, Ardennes, and the crossing of the Elbe River. His medals and decorations include the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge; and several other medals and decorations to include the Netherlands Orange Lanyard and Bronze Lion; French Croix de Guerre and Fouragere; and Belgian Fouragere. He was transferred to the retired list 1 February 1967.