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Louis zamperini was an honored guest and keynote speaker in april 2012 at the college of the ozarks patriotic forum at jones auditorium, zamperini shared his. Louis zamperini is best known for laura hillenbrand's book unbroken: a wwii story of survival, resilience, and redemptionzamperini's life started ou. Louis zamperini is born louis zamperini starts running louis qualifies for the 1936 olympics louis places 8th in the olympics louis enlists in the army.
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