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Selected Events in 2005

Louis Zamperini returns to Berlin after 69 years

March 10, 2005. Louis Zamperini competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, finishing eighth in the 5,000 meter finals. Now aged 88, Mr. Zamperini returned to Germany March 10, 2005, for the first time in 69 years to visit the Olympic Stadium in Berlin and to stroll around the running track with his son and family. Mr. Zamperini, also a decorated World War II veteran was sponsored by the U.S. Army Europe Liaison Office in Berlin during his stay in Germany.

Louis Zamperini returns to the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

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