New Torrance Municipal Airport sign h...

New Torrance Municipal Airport sign honors Zamperini

There are 12 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Mar 23, 2010, titled New Torrance Municipal Airport sign honors Zamperini. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Louis Zamperini stands by the new sign for Zamperini Field at the Torrance Municipal Airport.

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Santa Ana, CA

#1 Mar 23, 2010
His brother was a beloved coach at Phineas Banning High School in Wilmington..........Pete Zamperini aka "Zamp" passed away approximately 2 years ago in his 90's. Residing in San Clemente, Cal., he still jogged 2 miles a day on the shoreline even at his advanced age.

Camarillo, CA

#2 Mar 23, 2010
What a true hero!

Alsip, IL

#3 Mar 24, 2010
Just finished reading his book Devil at my Heels, and there are really no words to sum up the miraculous things that this true American hero went through, truly an inspiration to all ! God Bless you Lucky Louie !
Dr Demetrious Imo

United States

#4 Mar 24, 2010

Palm Desert, CA

#6 Mar 24, 2010
fred wrote:
Somebody needs to check this dude's service records though. There's something fishy in the air anyway.
Fred someone should check your head. This guy is all that is said about him. Maybe more! If you know anything about Service member's from that era. Many do not have service record's. Due to a huge fire at a storage facility in St. Louis. My Grandfather remained friend's with Louis until his death in 1999. Pretty sure my Pop would not fabricate a story. To make someone else look better. From a Marines perspective, i can tell you first hand. Many thing's are not for the record. So pay your thanks to this true hero!

Alsip, IL

#7 Mar 24, 2010
What are the dicrepancies in his record there Fred ? Id be very careful calling BS on a veterans service unless YOU have served and can support your allegations with concrete facts.

Long Beach, CA

#8 Mar 24, 2010
Fred, you're a buffoon. Zamp has been featured on numerous TV shows, including "60 Minutes", which did a segment on him several years ago. The 60 Minutes producers did a thorough job of checking out his background to make sure that everything was legit.(I should know, I spoke with them.) Furthermore, the U.S. military flew him to Kwajalein about a decade ago to help find remains of American POWs who were murdered there. Sounds pretty legit, don't you think, Fred? I would strongly urge you to think for a moment before smearing a true hero with no evidence to support your lame claim.

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Mar 24, 2010
fred wrote:
Somebody needs to check this dude's service records though. There's something fishy in the air anyway.
This man IS a true hero! So, who are you anyway? some military reservist who got called to Iran and claimed a medical problem so you wouldn't have to go?! You need to have some of your records "checked out". May God bless Mr. Zamperini and others like him! Torrance is proud to have the airport named after a home boy hero!
Happy to live in Torrance

Redondo Beach, CA

#10 Mar 24, 2010
About time! Nice looking sign. Maybe now people will stop calling it "Torrance Airport", LOL.
Torrance Resident

Bethpage, NY

#11 Mar 24, 2010
Congratulations Mr. Louis Zamperini, you are a true American hero and so well deserving of this honor. And to OLDTIMER, I remember "Zamp" (Pete Zamparini), he was at Banning when I attended school there.

Boise, ID

#12 May 4, 2012
Have read both books about "Zamp" and his family...I wish I could have known them personally!!
Former Student

Long Beach, CA

#13 Feb 26, 2013
Pete (Zamp) Zamperini was a true leader to all of us who had the honor to be on his teams, both track and cross country. I ran for him all 3 years at Banning High and Zamp was always an inspiration and a man who truly loved the sport of running. Zamp dedicated himself to train each and everyone of us in our event as well as guiding us through our days at Banning as a student. I really can't say enough about him, he was just a great individual and I am honored to have known him.

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