He was assigned as a second lieutenant and a Bombardier on the B-24 liberator bomber later named “The superman” by Louie and his crewmates. In April of 1943, during a bombing mission against the Japanese-held island of Nauru, “The superman” was badly damaged. No longer able to fly, “the Superman” was decommissioned and able bodied crew members were sent to Hawaii for reassignment. Louie and some of his crew mates were assigned to another B-24 nicknamed “The Green Hornet” and was notorious amongst the other pilots as a “lemon” and
First time it happens is in the Jessica Lynch rescue and the book says, "Pat Tillman... continued firing at the Iraqis so that Lynch could make it into the helicopter even after he sustained multiple gunshot wounds and watch several other soldiers in his unit die around him when fighting March 23" (Krakauer 207). He fought the Iraqis so that Lynch could make it out of there. Pat put his life on the line to defend Lynch. This impacts Pat by him knowing that he saved someone 's life by putting his life on the line. The 2nd quote that supports that theme is, " Pat read the quote from the book during his helicopter ride to Iraq, “You could can earn a medal, body bag, or both.
As the war ended, Zamperini returned home to his family and friends, but lost his chance at ever competing in the Olympics, given his physical state. Zamperini was able to use his competitive edge as an athlete an apply this towards his will to live, which is clearly attributed to his survival at the end of the war. His mental toughness, and complete determination to not let the war dictate his life and actions is admirable, and can surely serve as a lesson in our own lives. Personally, I felt that traits including Zamperini’s resilience and survival can be attributed to my own life. On a much smaller scale, I have learned to use my resilience skills to bounce back from adversity, such as dealing with a family illness.
The book being reviewed is Unbroken An Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Captain to Captive is a memoir written by Laura Hillenbrand(2014). The book is about an Italian immigrant who moved to the United States named Louie Zamperini where he got drafted into the Air Force, crashed in a search and rescue mission, stranded in the ocean, was tortured in the Japanese in a Prisoner of war camp. When the war was finally overOlympicsand he got rescued along with all the people at the POW camp, he had to return to a normal lifestyle in the United States. I chose this book because I wanted to read about the experience that Louie went through during the time he was a POW. Summary The book starts off in 1929 with the Zamperini family in their
The move and along with his older sons going to war made Gabriel sad and fearful of not accomplish his dream so he soon found hope in liquor to wash away the pain but it only fueled his rage. “My father was not a strong believer in religion (29).” Gabriel drinking made himself irritable which causes him to mock Marie’s religious beliefs. “Their blood and their ways had kept them at odds, and yet for all this, we were happy (29)”. Even Gabriel and Marie are the complete opposite of each other that is why their relationship has last soon because of the love that the family shares for one
Louie started a camp for boys named “Victory Boys camp”. He would take boys who had been in prison or juvenile school and be a mentor and attempt to put them down the right path for their life. He also spoke of the free gift God gives to everyone of eternal life. “He went easy on Christianity, but laid it before them as an option. Some were convinced, some not, but either way, boys who arrived at Victory as ruffians often left it renewed and reformed.” (Hillenbrand 390).
Francis Gary Powers was shot down over Russia in a secret spy plane mission. The Soviet Union charged him with espionage on July 8, 1960. Francis was 30 years old and a veteran of the Korean War he flew the spy-plane named the U-2 it could also reach the altitude of 80,000. It also had the best camera to get photos from the edge of the atmosphere. He was over the Sverdlovsk and the soviets shot him down.
In the Olympics, Jesse Owens, an African American athlete won the four medals thus defying the racist beliefs of the Nazis that the blacks were inferior. Finally, the World War two can be termed as the darkest and evil period in the history of man. However, this book, “Unbroken” has briefly explained the events that led to this war, the destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima by the atomic bomb (Hillenbrand 33). It also comprises a quote from the Prisoner of war who thinks that in most cases, “the end always justifies the means”, similarly to what happened in the WWII. Cultural
First of all, high paying of athletes or entertainers correlates to their efforts and time. An important reason is that they have invested their time for training, self-development. If they had no patience, they wouldn’t be high paid properly. Usain Bolt, a famous runner who enjoys a widespread fame worldwide. When he was young, actually he liked football, cricket and not running, but in school, his coach found in his ability and he developed through getting a hard training.
At one time, the thought of running, made me want to run and hide, but with a great coach I was able to quickly adapt to long distances and enjoy it! Now I am excited to share my love of running with our students and the community. Our club meets two days a week after school. We have two coaches (teachers) and parent helpers per team, which are separated by grade levels. We start with warm ups