World War II hero Louis Zamperini (right) and Los Angeles radio celebrity Stuart Hamblen (second from right, beside Billy Graham) were two of Graham’s most famous converts at his 1949 evangelism campaign. Also shown (from left) were Graham’s staff members, Harvey Fritts, Cliff Barrows and Jim Vaus.
World War II hero Louis Zamperini (right) and Los Angeles radio celebrity Stuart Hamblen (second from right, beside Billy Graham) were two of Graham’s most famous converts at his 1949 evangelism campaign. Also shown (from left) were Graham’s staff members, Harvey Fritts, Cliff Barrows and Jim Vaus. Religion news service
World War II hero Louis Zamperini (right) and Los Angeles radio celebrity Stuart Hamblen (second from right, beside Billy Graham) were two of Graham’s most famous converts at his 1949 evangelism campaign. Also shown (from left) were Graham’s staff members, Harvey Fritts, Cliff Barrows and Jim Vaus. Religion news service

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