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He finished 8th in the 5000 meter race at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin Germany. He then earned a Purple Heart medal after being held as a prisoner of war in Ofuna, Japan during World War II.
He was born to Anthony Zamperini and Louise Dossi, a pair of Italian immigrants, and raised with a brother named Pete and two sisters named Virginia and Sylvia. He was married to Cynthia Applewhite from 1946 to 2001. He had children named Luke and Cissy.
How did Louis Zamperini die?
Louis Zamperini's death was caused by Pneumonia.
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Age of death||97 years|
|Birthday||January 26, 1917|
|Death date||July 3, 2014|
|Place of death||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend|
I couldn’t speak English. I’m in kindergarten, and the only reason I got through to first grade is because I cheated.Louis Zamperini
All I did was pray to God, every day. In prison camp, the main prayer was, ‘Get me home alive, God, and I’ll seek you and serve you.’ I came home, got wrapped up in the celebration, and forgot about the hundreds of promises I’d made to God.Louis Zamperini
Every soldier should learn survival on land, sea, and in the air.Louis Zamperini
Hate is self-destructive. If you hate somebody, you’re not hurting the person you hate. You’re hurting yourself. And that’s a healing. Actually, it’s a real healing, forgiveness.Louis Zamperini
I was a rotten kid. My excitement came from seeing what I could get away with.Louis Zamperini