January 25, 2013
By Donna Littlejohn, Los Angeles Daily News
Talk about a made-for-Hollywood plot.
Encompassing the sweep of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, 47 days adrift in the Pacific evading sharks and the jarring brutality of two years in a Japanese POW camp, it's a story that plumbs the depths of one man's...
December 18, 2012
Running helped Zamperini foster the resilience he needed to endure captivity during WWII.
By Laura Hillenbrand, Runner's World
It was the spring of 1944, the height of World War II. In a Japanese torture camp, a captured American stood, ravaged by illness and shockingly emaciated, surrounded...
September 14, 2012
By Fox Sports West
In honor or California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section's (CIF-SS) 100th anniversary FOX Sports West salutes some of the CIF-SS's best athletes. In this segment Fox Sports highlights Torrance, CA native and World War II veteran Louis Zamperini, who, on May 19,...
August 02, 2012
He was an Olympic athlete in Berlin where he met Hitler, a Prisoner of War of the Japanese during World War II, and is still sharing his Christian faith
By Dan Wooding, ASSIST Ministries
HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif. -- I have interviewed some extraordinary people in my more than 43 years as a...
June 18, 2012
Event draws 95-year-old former USC athlete whose book about his odyssey during World War II is a bestseller. His stories at a fundraiser include jabs at the former Trojans football coach.
By TJ Simers, Los Angeles Times
Pete Carroll is back in town and onstage. He's sitting beside Lou...
June 07, 2012
Louis Zamperini, 95, was recently featured on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, sitting next to actor & director Catherine Zeta-Jones. Louis discusses his experience growing up in Los Angeles as a "rotten kid", the 1936 Olympics and rooming with Jesse Owens, and his incredible story during WWII...
February 15, 2003
By Ira Berkow, New York Times
In June 1944, Anthony & Louise Zamperini were at their home in Torrance, Calif., when they received the following message regarding their son, an airman who at age 19 had been a member of the 1936 United States Olympic track & field team:
''In grateful memory of...