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Receives Soldier's Medal
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated January 16, 1957 reads "A/2C Chester A. Thornton, left, receives Soldier's Medal from Brig. Gen. J. S. Holtoner, commander, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base. Thornton threw his body over leaky fuel line, averting fire and possible loss of property and life."
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 13 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Thornton, Chester A
Holtoner, J. Stanley,--1911-2010
United States.--Air Force.--Test Pilot School
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Generals--United States
Armed Forces--Officers
Soldier's Medal (U.S.)
Awards--California--San Fernando Valley
Military uniforms
Flags--United States
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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