WWII hero, Olympian Louis Zamperini dies at 97

louis zamperini olympian, patriot, world war ii hero

 

New York Daily News

…He was hailed a war hero for surviving 47 days in the shark-infested Pacific Ocean after his bomber was shot down — and two more years in a brutal Japanese prison camp.

And he was the inspiration for a movie directed by Angelia Jolie called “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” which is due out on Christmas Day.

Louis Zamperini’s remarkable 97-year run came to a quiet end Wednesday when he died of pneumonia at his Los Angeles home.

‘After a 40-day long battle for his life, he peacefully passed away in the presence of his entire family, leaving behind a legacy that has touched so many lives,” Zamperini’s family said in a statement….

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Published on Aug 20, 2013

A true story of a young athlete Louie Zamperini who faced death and struggle, but with God’s help and miracles he survived his long lasting struggles. Watch this incredible and unforgettable story of Louie Zamperini.

 

Rest in peace, Louis Zamperini. God bless you and thank you for your service.

 

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