5 things to know about Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 3, 2014 - 3:50 PM

LOS ANGELES — Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and World War II veteran who survived a bomber crash in the Pacific Ocean, weeks adrift and then years as a prisoner of war, died this week at age 97.

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