Louie Zamperini: A True Hero

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For someone to be a hero they have to voluntarily conduct a service to one or more people. This service must involve risk to physical comfort, social stature, or quality of life, and they can’t expect any reward for doing this. The point of this essay is to determine if Louie Zamperini is a hero. In the beginning of his story he wasn’t a hero, He was “angry and rebellious. He had a taste for alcohol and a penchant for fighting”. As the story goes on though the reader sees him shot out of his plane and selflessly save to people, although they ended up dying that is a heroic thing to do. He then was captured by the Japanese, and they tortured him. Through all the torture he remained american, and when asked if he would go on air and speak what
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