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Friday, July 15, 2011

BOXERS AT SCHOFIELD BARRACKS HAWII - 1938 - 1939


 DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY    2011

Important parts of American history, not directly related to the San Fernando Valley, are often discovered among artifacts donated to The Museum. It is your Museum's responsibility to preserve and share such discoveries for our constituents and for future generations. 
The photo album, created by the late Raymond Estavillo during his Army Air Corps service in Hawaii just before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, is an important example of such an unexpected treasure. These boxing photos taken at Schofield Barracks, just prior to World War II, are a great example such a discovery.  
Boxing was a major activity in the United States armed forces prior to World War II. Private Raymond Estavillo was very proud of the ring athletes in his Company and kept  images of them in the photograph album.

 
Private P. Barnes - Photo October 5, 1938 in Raymond Estavillo’s Hawaii photo collection -  Contributed by Paul Estavillo in 2011.  (click on images to enlarge) 
 A boxer by the name of Kelly in Raymond Estavillo’s Hawaii photo collection 1938 – 1940 -  Contributed by Paul Estavillo in 2011.  (click on images to enlarge) 
 Unknown soldier athlete c. 1939 -  Raymond Estavillo’s Hawaii photo collection 1938 – 1940 -  Contributed by Paul Estavillo in 2011.  (click on images to enlarge) 
 Soldier Boxer by the name of Merrill -  Raymond Estavillo’s Hawaii photo collection 1938 – 1940 -  Contributed by Paul Estavillo in 2011.  (click on images to enlarge) 
Boxer named Musto in  Raymond Estavillo’s Hawaii photo collection 1938 – 1940 -  Contributed by Paul Estavillo in 2011.  (click on images to enlarge)

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