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Louis Silvie Zamperini was born on January 26, 1917 in Olean, N.Y. He was an American track and field Olympian and World War II prisoner of war. His extraordinary tale of endurance after being shot down in the Pacific became the subject of a bestselling book and film. In 1952 Zamperini opened Victory Boys Camp for troubled youth on a site in the Angeles National Forest. The camp operated for many years, but eventually closed. Zamperini's family decided to reopen the camp in 2015. He died on July 2, 2014. Photograph caption dated November 17, 1949 reads "Broadus Keen Jr., Lee Dolittle, Capt. Louis Zamperini."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
Zamperini, Louis,--1917-2014 Boy Scouts of America Men--California--San Fernando Valley Olympic athletes--United States World War, 1939-1945--Veterans Veterans--United States Boy Scouts--California--San Fernando Valley Eagle Scouts--California--San Fernando Valley Award winners--California--San Fernando Valley Awards--California--San Fernando Valley Uniforms--California--San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits Valley Times Collection photographs