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Valley firemen honored for heroic rescues
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 March 9, 1961 reads, "Three Valley firemen Wednesday night received the Fire Commission's highest honor - the Medal of Bravery - at the fire department's Diamond Jubilee Celebration at the Biltmore Bowl. Chief Engineer William L. Miller, left, and mayor Norris Poulson congratulate Leo S. Mellein, 8301 Bardwell Ave., Pacoima, who has received the medal twice within the past year for saving the lives of two men in separate fires; William A. Burnidge, 13693 Chase St., Pacoima, who suffered second degree burns while saving a fellow firefighter, and Edwin B. Smith, 15601 Hiawatha St., Mission Hills, who rescued an aged woman from her burning home."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Poulson, Norris,--1895-1982
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Fire Department--Officials and employees
Biltmore Bowl (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Award winners--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Mayors--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Leis--California--Los Angeles
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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