Incubi, alcol e un divorzio incombente: La storia poco conosciuta del ritorno a Dio di Louis Zamperini

Incubi, alcol e un divorzio incombente: The little-known story of Louis Zamperini's return to God

Louis Zamperini fought some of his most difficult battles as an Army Air Force corpsman nel seconda guerra mondiale, surviving a plane crash that left him stranded at sea for 47 days and a Japanese prison camp where he sustained unimaginable physical and mental torture.

But Zamperini’s toughest personal battle came after his return home, when the war hero turned alcohol to escape the recurring nightmares of war and torture.

THE REMARKABLE STORY OF LOUIS ZAMPERINI’S FAITH

Louis Zamperini: Captured by Grace,” available now on Fox Nation, explores the religious journey of man broken by his memories and how his return to God allowed him to heal from the anger that had overtaken his life and his family.

After floating for 47 days on a raft in the Pacific Ocean as one of the only survivors of a military plane crash, Zamperini was captured by the Japanese. Beaten, starved, and tormented, Zamperini was left with deep wounds that would haunt his post-war life.

Zamperini returned to the United States a hero and married Cynthia Applewhite soon thereafter. But when his celebrity status faded and reality set in, Zamperini began to suffer from a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder.

WHAT LOUIS ZAMPERINI KNEW ABOUT LIFE

Coming home as a soldier, you get a hero’s welcome. Everybody treated me, took me out to parties and dinners, and I’m taking advantage of all this notoriety,” he recalled prior to his 2014 morte all'età 97.

A sadistic Japanese corporal, Mutsuhiro Watanabe, who was known asthe Bird,” began to haunt Zamperini at night, as chronicled in Laura Hillenbrand’s book, “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.”

I had nightmares because of my life in prison camp and resentment about many things that happened.

— Louis Zamperini, Fox Nation

Because of the Bird, I had nightmares because of my life in prison camp and resentment about many things that happened in prison camp,” ha ricordato.

To escape these horrors, Zamperini turned to drink.

The nightmares every night, I couldn’t get rid of it,” Egli ha detto. “I began to drink. … When I’m drinking and getting drunk and I completely forget about my ordeals. And so that’s kind of a temporary comfort.

Zamperini reached his breaking point when he woke up one night to find himselfstrangling” sua moglie, who he had mistaken for the Bird.

My wife got fed up with it and she knew our marriage was ruined and she had our little girl to take care of,” ha ricordato. “And she said I’d have it until she decided to file for divorce.

Maggio 9, 2014: Louis Zamperini speaks at a news conference in Pasadena, Calif. where he was announced as grand marshal for the 2015 Tournament of Roses.

Maggio 9, 2014: Louis Zamperini speaks at a news conference in Pasadena, Calif. where he was announced as grand marshal for the 2015 Tournament of Roses. (AP)

The Zamperinis thought they were out of options, until a concerned neighbor invited them to a sermon by young, little-known evangelist named Billy Graham.

I wanted no part of it,” Zamperini recalled. “But she said shealready had papers for divorce. Because of my conversion, I’m not going to get a divorce.

Zamperini said he almost left the event, before something Graham saidthat really stabbed me in the heart.

Of all of my near-death experiences, my life never passed before my eyes, mai,” Egli ha detto. In that moment, tuttavia, “My life did pass before my eyes.

The sermon sparked a radical shift in Zamperini, who internalized that no mancan solve the problems of life without Jesus Christ.

Zamperini eventually returned to Japan and forgave the guards who had inflicted tremendous suffering on him years earlier.

To hear Zamperini’s full religious journey and how his return to faith saved his marriage and strengthened his family, unisciti a Fox Nation e guarda Louis Zamperini: Captured by Gracedisponibile oggi.

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