Knowledge Identifier: +Louis_Zamperini
Born in 1917.
Countries: United States (24%), Japan (24%), California (24%)
Linked to: University of Southern California, Random House, United States Army Air Forces, NBCUniversal
Zamperini enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces in September 1941, and earned a commission as a second lieutenant
In October 1950, Zamperini went to Japan, gave his testimony and preached to them through an interpreter
The Torrance, California airport was renamed Zamperini Field in the 1960s
For his 81st birthday in January 1998, Zamperini ran a leg in the Olympic Torch relay for the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan
In March 2005 he returned to Germany to visit the Berlin Olympic Stadium for the first time since he competed there
In October 2008, Zamperini was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago, IL.
Zamperini appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on June 7, 2012, speaking of his life in general, the 1936 Olympics and his World War II exploits
In 2015 the Billy Graham organization released a 30 minute documentary Captured by Grace which details his faith which was the reason he was unbroken