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Air crash burn victim joins in hospital foyer dedication
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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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated February 1, 1961 reads "Vito Galasso Jr. presents hospital symbol plaque. Ben L. O'Brien, hospital president; Simmons, Familian look on." The article partially reads "The dedication was in commemoration of an air disaster Jan. 31, 1957, that killed three Pacoima Junior High School students, five airmen, and injured 70 others. Yesterday, on the fourth anniversary of the crash, Vito Galasso Jr., 16, came to Pacoima Memorial Lutheran Hospital to present a 'hospital symbol' to Isadore Familian, president of Price-Pfister Brass Co., Los Angeles, for Familian's contribution to the hospital's newly-constructed foyer." Galasso suffered burns over 55 per cent of his body. The Rev. John G. Simmons is the hospital administrator.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Simmons, John G.--1917-2013
Pacoima Memorial Lutheran Hospital (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Price-Pfister Mfg. Co.--Presidents
Clergy--California--Los Angeles
Hospital administrators--California--Los Angeles
Aircraft accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Teenage boys--California--Los Angeles
Lutheran Church--Clergy
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Pacoima (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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