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Photograph was edited for publication purposes. The Salvation Army's annual Sally Award is presented to notable volunteers for their outstanding efforts. Leonard K. Firestone was born June 10, 1907 in Akron, Ohio. He joined the family business, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, after graduating from college in 1931 and became president of the company's operations in California in 1943. He retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber in 1970. Firestone was active in Republican politics and was appointed U.S. ambassador to Belgium by President Richard Nixon in 1974, serving until 1976. Firestone was involved in many charities, especially those associated with alcohol abuse, and he co-founded the Betty Ford Center in 1982. He died on December 24, 1996. Photograph caption dated February 8, 1961 reads "Sen. Barry Goldwater (left) looks on as Lieut. Col. William J. Parkins makes the presentation for outstanding community service." Firestone and Parkins are holding the award. The men are standing in front of a large Salvation Army sign.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00106531 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 1502 CARL0005345949 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32074
Firestone, Leonard K.--(Leonard Kimball),--1907-1996 Firestone, Leonard K.--(Leonard Kimball),--1907-1996--Awards Goldwater, Barry M.--(Barry Morris),--1909-1998 Firestone Tire and Rubber Company Salvation Army Philanthropists--United States Legislators--United States Businessmen--United States Volunteers--California--Los Angeles Awards--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs