Olympian John Rambo Remembered as a ‘Super hero’ in Long Beach

Rambo won a bronze medal in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games and was inducted into the LBSU Hall of Fame and LBCC Hall of Champions

Lacey Lonon, Brittany Rambo James, and Jimckenna Morgan address the crowd at their grandfathers celebration of life at the Cornerstone Church in Long Beach, CA, on Saturday, January 29, 2022. (Photo by Tracey Roman, Contributing Photographer)By JOHN W. DAVIS | jdavis@scng.com |PUBLISHED: January 29, 2022 at 4:17 p.m. | UPDATED: January 29, 2022 at 4:53 p.m.

LONG BEACH >> He was a giant of a man yet someone who was accessible to community members in Long Beach.

“Imagine being able to touch somebody and to talk to somebody that was in the top three in his sport in the world,” said Chuckie Miller, who played football at Long Beach Poly, UCLA and in the NFL. “John was that guy for us.”

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