Recently, Col. John Watters passed away at the age of 101. Not only was he part of the Greatest Generation that fought in World War II, he also had a connection to Louis Zamperini as shared in his obituary from the Omaha World-Herald:
“Watters was born Feb. 4, 1917, in Selma, Alabama, and joined the ROTC program at Auburn University. He was commissioned in 1940, into the horse-drawn artillery. But with war looming, he transferred to the Army Air Corps. He went to bombardier/navigator school with Louis Zamperini, the former Olympian who became a war hero. The two reconnected late in life, after Zamperini’s story was told in the book and movie ‘Unbroken’.”
You can read more about Col. Watters amazing life here.
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