The life of Louis Silvie “Louie” Zamperini was so incredible that it’s hard to believe it happened. He was an Olympian, a WWII soldier, a POW, a survivor, a hero, and an icon of hope in America. He served his country well and was noted for his care and compassion towards his fellow man. Indeed, Zamperini was so amazing that a book about his life, Unbroken, was written by best-selling author Laura Hillenbrand. A movie based on the book is set to release this winter. Louie Zamperini passed away July 2, 2014 at the age of 97.