Louie Zamperini a war hero


  • Unsettled & Unruly
  • Got in trouble with law

Teenage Years:

  • Was still unruly and wild
  • Brother convinced him to try track

olympic career:

  • Youngest person to qualify for Olympics
  • Went to 1936 olympics, age 19
  • Did track
  • Ran last lap in 56 seconds
  • Last lap record, unbeaten for 15 years

during and after wwii:

  • Floated 2,000 mi., on raft 47 days
  • Was a B-24 bombardier
  • Kept in Japanese concentration camp, 2 years


  • Forgave his Japanese tormentors
  • Became missionary to Japan

Daredevil life:

  • Taught himself to skateboard, age 81
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