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For the Face Paint, see Sandman (Face Paint). 
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Sandman wielding an ACR 6.8 w/ Holographic sight
Nickname(s) Metal 0-1
G13 (Screen name)
Boss (by Grinch)
Appears in Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Rank Master Sergeant
Affiliations Delta Force, U.S. Army
Nationality American
Status K.I.A.
Killed By Russian Army troops
Birth October 10th, 1969, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
Sex Male
Marks Shot wounds (In Down the Rabbit Hole)
Eyes Blue
Race Caucasian
Death October 14th, 2016, Eastern Siberia, Russia (aged 47)
Weapon M4A1, MP5, M16A4, Five Seven, Desert Eagle, ACR 6.8, RSASS
Equipment Knife, Throwing Knife, Gas Mask
Voice Actor William Fichtner
Actor Ray Davids (Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish)

Master Sergeant "Sandman" was the callsign of an operator in the Delta Force and the team leader of Delta Force unit Team Metal.


Operation KingfishEdit

On October 8th, 2013, just 2 days before his 44th birthday, Sandman served alongside Captain John Price, John "Soap" MacTavish, Simon "Ghost" Riley, Gary "Roach" Sanderson and Derek "Frost" Westbrook in a joint Task Force 141/Delta Force mission in the Ukraine, codenamed "Operation Kingfish".

Sandman and Derek "Frost" Westbrook were positioned on a hilltop overlooking a facility belonging to Vladimir Makarov with a Barrett .50cal while Task Force 141 members approached and entered the facility.

It turned out to be a trap, and the joint team had to extract hastily. Soap was wounded in a nearby explosion during the escape, causing the rest of the team to have to carry him to the evac point, with Price staying behind to cover them as they escape. The whole team escaped, except for Price, who was captured and sent to a Russian Gulag.

World War IIIEdit

Sandman served in the United States Army under the Delta Force unit Team Metal, leading a team of experienced soldiers in World War III against the Russian army.

Battle of New YorkEdit

On August 17th, 2016, Team Metal, was assigned to destroy a Russian Electronics Jammer on the roof of the Stock Exchange. Facing heavy resistance, Sandman and his team manage to disable the Jammer, evacuating aboard a Black Hawk helicopter. They were then pursued by a group of Mi-24 Hind gunships in the skies above New York, in which Frost destroyed.

Team Metal is then grouped with a squad of Navy SEALs to take control of a Russian Submarine (acting as a command vessel). Sandman and Frost sneak aboard the sub after an underwater insertion through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and re-program the missiles onboard to launch onto the Russian fleet, effectively crippling Russia's seaworthiness and forcing them to retreat as Sandman and Frost make their escape via Zodiac.

Rescuing the Vice PresidentEdit

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Sandman with an M4A1 w/ M203 in "Goalpost"
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On October 6th, 2016, Team Metal was later assigned to a hostage situation in Hamburg, Germany involving the Vice President of the United States. They were inserted onto the beach via Black Hawk and had to fight up with M1A2 Abrams tanks against RPG fire. They fought their way through to a parking garage, whereupon Carter was shot by a sniper. The team fought through the garage and continued on foot to the convoy after Rhino 2 was disabled. They were narrowly saved from death by a enemy T90 tank because of Rhino 1. They followed a trail of blood to a room in an office, which they breach and recover the Vice President. The mission succeeded and the Vice President was extracted safely.

Chasing VolkEdit

On October 9th, 2016, Team Metal get sent to Paris, France to capture Makarov's bomb maker Viktor "Volk" Khristenko after receiving intel from John Price. While in Paris Team Metal also get orders from Overlord to rendezvous with and provide backup to the GIGN forces led by Sabre. After meeting up with the GIGN forces, they fight through to the catacombs and eventually find Volk. Volk escapes and after a chase through the streets of Paris they capture Volk alive. They then take Volk to the extraction point with air support from an AC-130. However, the extraction point becomes compromised and they have to travel to their secondary extraction point which was near the Eiffel Tower. Receiving air support from the AC-130, they managed to successfully extract Volk.

Battle of BerlinEdit

After receiving intel from Price that Makarov is going after President Vorshevsky's daughter Alena from her hotel in Berlin, Sandman is deployed to Berlin along with Team Metal to prevent Alena's abduction.

Team Metal is inserted into a war-torn Berlin, where they are tasked with providing overwatch for Team Granite, who is going into the hotel to secure Alena. Team Metal is dropped off on a nearby office building, and Sandman fights his way to the rooftop alongside the rest of Team Metal. Sandman tasks Frost with various objectives while providing overwatch, including taking out enemy reinforcements suppressing Granite, and eliminating enemy tanks arriving at the hotel using strafing runs.

After Team Granite is wiped out by an explosion, Team Metal is retasked with securing Alena. Sandman and Team Metal rappel down the office building and advance on the hotel with the assistance of a German tank column. However, the Russians detonate a building rigged with explosives, sending it crashing down on Team Metal and the tank column.

When Frost comes to, Sandman guides him through the ruins of the collapsed building. Eventually they manage to reach the hotel, and Team Metal advances through the hotel, eliminating hostile reinforcements along the way. As Sandman and Frost prepare to breach the room Alena is held in, the door suddenly explodes, knocking both of them down. Frost uses Sandman's pistol to take out the Russian enemies.

Sandman and Frost rush into the room, but Alena is unfortunately carried away on a Russian helicopter. Grinch tries to take a shot, but is stopped by Sandman, who states that they have failed their objective. Sandman contacts Overlord to inform him of the bad news.

Siberian Diamond Mine and DeathEdit

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Sandman in "Down the Rabbit Hole" note the TF141 uniform.

Sandman, Grinch and Truck were joined with Task Force 141 to rescue President Vorshevsky and his daughter from a diamond mine in Siberia. After releasing Alena and securing the President, Sandman aided Captain Price and Yuri by covering their extraction. A chopper retrieved the President, Price and the wounded Yuri, but Sandman and the remainder of his team fought to the end, surrounded by enemies amidst the collapsing mine. Contact with Sandman was lost.


  • "Copy all---we'll get it done."
  • "Gun it!"
  • "There's our bird!"
  • "American Special Forces. Do you speak English?"
  • "Athena is still with us. Weapons tight and don't throw any shots."
  • "Grab your guy and get on the damn bird, we'll cover!"
Main article: Sandman/Quotes



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The last appearance of Sandman, Truck and Grinch


  • Sandman has an unlockable emblem in Multiplayer.
  • According to the patch on his left arm, Sandman's blood type is O-Positive, the same as Truck and Grinch.
  • Sandman wears a Task Force uniform along with black sunglasses in the mission Down the Rabbit Hole.
  • His Xbox avatar has yellow tinted shades, but in the game he has black ones.
  • In "Bag and Drag," he mentions he has a friend in the GIGN stationed at Satory.
  • The voice actor for Sandman, William Fichtner played a similar role in the movie Black Hawk Down as Delta Operator Sgt. Sanderson.
  • His helmet is featured in Call of Duty: Ghosts as a customization option for multiplayer characters, which is named "Delta".
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