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Rafer on guard duty
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
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 July 12, 1960 reads "Rafer Johnson, United States' main hope to win the decathlon in the Olympic Games in Rome this summer, is with the 146th Air Police Squadron of the National Guard and is stationed at Van Nuys. Johnson, Airman 3rd class, is seen checking credentials at gate of Airman 2nd Class David Shairman. Johnson will be at Van Nuys for two weeks." The squadron is stationed at the Van Nuys Airport.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Johnson, Rafer,--1935-
United States.--Air Force
United States--Air National Guard
Van Nuys Air National Guard Base (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Olympic athletes
Military service, Voluntary
Military bases
Security checkpoints
Military uniforms
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Time Period

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