Death of Louis Zamperini

January 26, 1917 - July 3, 2014
Los Angeles, California | Age 97

WW2 hero, US Olympian dies at 97
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CHRISTOPHER WEBER, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seventy years ago, the world was convinced that Louis Zamperini was dead. There had been no word of the track star and former Olympian since his World War II bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean. The military told his parents he was dead, and an annual collegiate track competition named one of its races in his memory.

But Zamperini was alive, and very much so. After surviving 47 days in a life raft in shark...

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