Brig. Gen. Isaiah Davics, commanding general at Midland, Tex., Army Flying School, pins a pair of silver bombardier wings Lieutenant Lou Zamperini on August 14, 1942. In 1936 Zamperini, 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.
In celebration of International Olympic Day and in association with KPCC’s Off-Ramp, 1976 US Olympic gold and silver medalist in swimming, John Naber, welcomed fellow local US Olympians to the Crawford Family Forum to talk about how the Olympic Games changed their lives, how the Olympic Games have changed, and why the Olympic Games are important even for non-athletes. Naber’s guests included: Maria Cruz Garcia, 2006 US Olympic Team, Short Track Speed Skating Inger Miller, 1996 US Olympic Team, Track (Gold Medalist) Louis Zamperini, 1936 US Olympic Team, Track & Field