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    Brig. Gen. Isaiah Davics, commanding general at Army Flying School in Midland, Texas., pins a pair of silver bombardier wings on Lt .Lou Zamperini on Aug. 14, 1942. In 1936. The original caption for this photo read: "Zamperini, an international track star, while in Berlin for the Olympic Games as Uncle Sam's ace miler, yanked down a Nazi swastika right in front of Hilter's Palace." The Associated Press

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    Original caption for this 1936 photo: Don Lash of Indiana, left, Louis Zamperini of Los Angeles and Thomas Deckard of Indiana will represent the United States in the Olympic Games in the 5,000 meter team. In the Olympic tryouts, Lash was first, Zamperini, second and Deckard, third. The Associated Press

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    Original caption for this 1939 photo: Louis Zamperini of he University of Southern California, breaks the tape and record with a time of 4:16.3 to win the mile run in the Pacific Coast Conference Track and Field meet held at the University of Washington Stadium, May 20, 1939. Leo Girard, of Stanford, left, was second and Cole, of California, second from left, was third. The Associated Press

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    Louis S. Zamperini attends the Armory Collegiate Invitational at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York in 2003, at age 86.The Associated Press

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    The original caption for this photo read: Capt. Louis Zamperini, right, Torrence, Calif., former track star, who was adrift 47 days in Pacific after a bombing mission against Japs and presumed dead, stands with his Pal, Capt. Fred Garrett, Riverside, Calif., upon their arrival at Hamilton Field, Calif., on Oct. 3, 1945. Both were prisoners of Japs.

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    In this 2004 photo, Louis Zamperini, then 86, reacts to cheers from the crowd as he rides through the Dodger Stadium parking lot during the Olympic Torch Relay, in Los Angeles.The Associated Press

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    In this 2008 photo provided by the National Ethnic Coalition, then-91-year-old Louis Zamperini shares a moment with actor and founder of "Operation Iraqi Children" Gary Sinise before the start of the 2008 Ellis Island Medals of Honor ceremony on Ellis Island. The Associated Press

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    Louis Zamperini appears at a news conference in Pasadena, Calif., May 9, 2014, photo. 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.The Associated Press

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