Remembering Louis Zamperini, Olympian And War Hero

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Louis Zamperini, an Olympian and a war hero, has died at the age of 97. Zamperini ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed. Shortly after he came ashore, he was captured by the Japanese, enduring two years of harsh treatment as a prisoner of war. Unbroken, a book about his life, has been adapted for a forthcoming film.

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