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Photograph article dated April 12, 1950 reads, "One of these days Joe Lopez, San Fernando butcher should get the purple heart, or something. He's already been shot twice - once in the left forearm and once in the left shoulder - and he's still a first class butcher. Joe tells it about like this: 'I was watching one of the boys shooting a wild steer. I got behind a building and, by golly, he missed his target and the bullet struck me.' He pointed to the spot where the bullet entered his arm. 'And it's still there, too,' Joe said. 'The bullet is buried against a bone. Decided to leave it there. It might work out like the other time I was hot. Same thing happened - the bullet skidded, struck me in the shoulder. Four months later the spot festered and out popped the bullet.'"
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
Arm--Wounds and injuries--California--San Fernando Accident victims--California--San Fernando Accidents--California--San Fernando Shooting--California--San Fernando Butchers--California--San Fernando Men--California--San Fernando Forearm San Fernando (Calif.) Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs