Louis Zamperini

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Thousands Gather In Torrance To Celebrate Late Hometown Hero Louis Zamperini

The public memorial service was held at the Zamperini Stadium at Torrance High School, the legend’s alma mater, and included flyovers, a symbolic lap around the track and public addresses from the late hero’s family.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/31/2014

Louis Zamperini, 94, at his Hollywood home. The flame still burns in him as he holds the olympic torch he carried at the 1984 Olympic Games. Photo by Brad Graverson 11-7-10

Louis Zamperini, 1936 Olympian, World War II POW, Dies At 97

Former Olympian, World War II hero and Grand Marshall of the 2015 Rose Parade Louis Zamperini has died at the age of 97.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/03/2014

Louis Zamperini, 94, at his Hollywood home. The flame still burns in him as he holds the olympic torch he carried at the 1984 Olympic Games. Photo by Brad Graverson 11-7-10

Former Olympian, World War II Hero Named 2015 Rose Parade Grand Marshal

Former Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini will be the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade, organizers said Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2014

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