Farewell to an American Hero

I was sorry to hear of the passing of a true American hero: Louis Zamperini. An Olympic athlete, he survived two months on a raft during WWII and years of torture at the hands of “The Bird,” a sadistic prison guard. People of faith will especially appreciate the redemptive story of how, his marriage failing and alcoholism slowly consuming him, Louis went to a Billy Graham sermon and allowed Jesus to turn his life around and forgive those who wronged him. (Louis gave a moving testimony with Jay Leno a couple of years ago). If you haven’t read the page-turner bestseller by Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit), it is a WONDERFUL story. I can’t wait to see Angelina Jolie’s film later this year.zamperini

About David B. Smith

I'm a math professor at San Bernardino Valley College - awesome place! - and author of adult Christian fiction. Lisa and I have two grown daughters and four grandkids.
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