Raise your Beer, Toast a Hero: Matt Sandri and Mark Taylor

Let's raise a glass and toast the Sandri Family of Shamokin, Pennsylvania and the Taylor Family of Stockton, California.

Sergeant Matthew J. Sandri was a combat medic with the 82nd Airborne Division serving as squad leader of his Evacuation Platoon. Sandri provided exceptional care to his paratroopers and was willing to risk his own life to get to a fallen comrade to provide critical medical aid no matter the personal danger.

Lieutenant Colonel Mark D. Taylor, MD of the 82nd Airborne Division was an Army physician and surgeon serving with a Forward Surgical Team in Fallujah, Iraq. Taylor was the first U.S. military doctor to be killed in combat since the Vietnam War. 

From Bob Sandri, Matt's father:

" On this first day of Spring,

We drink not from the Lethe,

But confirm our commitment

To remember these two great men,

Whose lives and legacy

Continue to inspire.

May we never forget

Their professional integrity as healers,

Their commitment to the warfighters by their side,

And their willingness to stand between us

And those who would do us harm.

LTC Mark Taylor

SGT Matt Sandri

Dog Tag Brewing Foundation proudly donates to the SGT Matthew J. Sandri Scholarship Fund and Quilts of Honor in memory of LTC Mark D. Taylor.


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