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VETERAN OF THE WEEK: Tony Sanchez



For this week’s Veteran of the Week, the Rams are honoring TONY SANCHEZ, who served 20 years in the Air Force before joining The Los Angeles Police Department, where he served our LA community for nearly 17 years.

Sanchez began his journey of service in 1968, at Lackland Airforce Base in Bexar County, Texas. The following year, he undertook a Pharmacy Tech training at Sheppard Airforce Base in Wichita County, Texas. From 1969-1979, Sanchez served as a Pharmacy Tech at numerous bases around the globe such as: March Airforce Base in Riverside County, California (1969-1970), Clark Airforce Base in The Philippines (1970-1972), Norton Airforce Base in San Bernadino, California (1973-1976), and Camp New Amsterdam in the Netherlands (1976-1979). He then returned to the United States in 1979 and continued his dedicated service as a recruiter in Los Angeles. Sanchez returned to his tenured Pharmacy Tech position in 1984 at Plattsburgh Airforce Base in Plattsburgh, New York, where he retired with honorable mention in 1988.

After working with pharmaceuticals for a few years after his retirement from the military, Sanchez wanted to get return to public service. In 2001, he joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and served the LA community for 17 years before officially retiring earlier this year.

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