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Medal for ROTC instructor
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
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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 May 22, 1963 reads, "Maj. William Sinnott, Van Nuys High School ROTC instructor, receives a Bronze Star for service performed as an adviser in Viet Nam during 1962. Pinning the medal on Maj. Sinnott is Col. John Beck, from San Francisco, while Lt. Col. Bruce Reid, also from San Francisco, watches. Maj. Sinnott received the medal Tuesday in ceremonies before his ROTC class on the Van Nuys High football field. While in Viet Nam, Maj. Sinnott was instrumental in the development of helicopter tactics which are now in widespread use. In Viet Nam as an adviser, he also took part in more than 60 missions. He had previously been awarded four Bronze Stars--three in World War II and one in Korea. Maj. Sinnott lives in Granada Hills with his family."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Van Nuys High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Van Nuys High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Faculty
United States.--Army.--Reserve Officers' Training Corps--Faculty
High schools--California--Los Angeles
Educators--California--Los Angeles
Military decorations--United States
Men--California--Los Angeles
Soldiers--United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Medals, badges, decorations, etc
Military uniforms
Schools--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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