Biographical / Historical
Robert Sage was born in 1946 at Dallas, Texas. In 1967, he volunteered for service in the U.S. Army. Sage spent two years in Southeast Asia, stationed at Dong Tam and Tan An with A Company 15th Engineers (Combat) from 1968-1969, and 571 Combat Engineers 3/9th Infantry from 1969-1970. Sage was a Combat Engineer. He held the ranks from PFC to Sergeant during his Vietnam service. He received the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and 'V' Device, as well as a Purple Heart for service in Vietnam. Sage was discharged from the Army in 1970, but joined the Texas National Guard, and retired from that service in 1994 with the rank of Master Sergeant E-8. He worked for the United States Postal Service after his military service, and is retired.