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Louis Zamperini, war hero chosen
to lead 2015 Rose Parade, dies at 97

Los Angeles Times, by Jason Wells

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/3/2014 7:51:33 PM

Louis Zamperini -- the Olympic athlete turned World War II hero who was named grand marshal for the 2015 Rose Parade -- has died. He was 97. Zamperini, whose harrowing life story inspired the bestselling novel "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption," grew up in Torrance and was set to lead the iconic parade down Pasadena´s Colorado Boulevard Jan. 1. He died Wednesday. (Snip)"Confronting challenges that would cause most of us to surrender, Louie always persevered and always prevailed, and he spent the better part of his lifetime sharing the message that you could do

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The photo shows him in front of Tournament House (former Wrigley mansion in Pasadena) on the morning his being Grand Marshal was announced. He was absolutely thrilled at the prospect - it shows in his face!!!

If you haven´t already done so, read his biography Unbroken, a gripping, inspirational story by the author of Seabiscuit.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Megrits, 7/3/2014 7:55:22 PM     (No. 9910220)

Thank You friend, God Bless and Godspeed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/3/2014 10:06:36 PM     (No. 9910335)

Peace (V) as well.

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