Olympian, war hero, Louis Zamperini passes away at age 97
July 3, 2014 10:12 PM   Subscribe

Details on the B24 crash from the Pacific Wrecks website.
posted by Sonny Jim at 11:44 PM on July 3, 2014

I just read the book last week, and it was awe-inspiring.

RIP Mr. Zamperini.
posted by PlantGoddess at 5:48 AM on July 4, 2014

posted by learnsome at 7:56 AM on July 4, 2014

I don't want to derail, but one thing that has been bugging me about this is why do we need Angelina Jolie to ride on this hero's coattails? I know many people like dramas, but wouldn't a straight up documentary film be a better tribute to this amazing man?

Personally, I'd rather hear the true story of the man's experience than Angelina Jolie's interpretation of it. Why is she so special? (Of course we know she thinks she is because of the worthless media hype, but I hate to see her (or anyone else) padding their list of achievements by mooching off someone who truly was a hero.) I'll read the book, but I refuse to see that movie. Ever!
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 10:09 PM on July 5, 2014

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