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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Louis Zamperini, Olympian and ‘Unbroken’ war survivor, dies at 97

Louis Zamperini displays one of his photos as a student and sprinter. Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, died Wednesday.