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In a Friday May 9, 2014 file photo, Louis Zamperini gestures during a news conference, in Pasadena, Calif. Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, according to Universal Pictures studio spokesman Michael Moses. He was 97. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
In this Oct. 3, 1945 file photo, Capt. Louis Zamperini, right, of Torrance, Calif., and Capt. Fred Garrett of Riverside, Calif., arrive at Hamilton Air Field, later Hamilton Air Force Base, in Novato, Calif. Zamperini, the former track star who was adrift 47 days in the Pacific after an Army Air Force bombing mission against the Japanese in the Pacific, and had been presumed dead, was named Grand Marshal of the 126th Tournament of Roses in ceremonies Friday, May 9, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo, File)
Capt. Louis Zamperini (seated), former Japanese prisoner of war and Olympic distance runner, shows his family a Japanese rifle at a long-delayed Christmas Party which was held on his return to his home in Torrance, Calif., on Oct. 6, 1946. Zamperini, an army bombardier, spent 47 days on a life raft and then 28 months in Japanese prison camps. Left to right: A sister, Mrs. Sylvia Flammer; father, Anthony Zamperini; a sister, Virginia Zamperini and mother, Louise. (AP Photo/LA)
In a June 16, 2004 file photo, Louis Zamperini, 86, reacts to cheers from the crowd as he rides through the Dodger Stadium parking lot during the Olympic Torch Relay, in Los Angeles. Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, according to Universal Pictures studio spokesman Michael Moses. He was 97. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
In a July 13, 1936 file photo, Don Lash of Indiana, left, Louis Zamperini of Los Angeles, center, and Thomas Deckard of Indiana, who will represent the United States in the Olympic Games in the 5,000 meter team, at the Olympic tryouts in New York. Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, according to Universal Pictures studio spokesman Michael Moses. He was 97. (AP Photo, File)