Well, if you put it that way, I guess I can keep going.

I recently had the pleasure and privilege of attending a speech at Western Michigan University given by Louis Zamperini.

Pete and Louis Zamperini

An Olympic athlete in the 1936 Berlin games, he went on to serve in WWII, survived a plane crash into the ocean, 46 days adrift in a life raft, then capture and a stint as a Japanese POW.

Some more information:

Read his autobiography.

An outline of his biography at Wikipedia.

Read the book of Mr. Zamperini’s story: ‘Unbroken’

Fire up Google Earth and follow along on his journey.

Here is the movie that was shown as an introduction to his speech. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

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