The Greatest Generation - Ordinary People, pgs. 37-60 Summary & Analysis

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Ordinary People, pgs. 37-60 Summary and Analysis

The generation of this time is characterized by personal responsibility and honesty. Wesley Ko is a member of this generation. He grew up in Philadelphia. His father was a pastor, educated at Princeton and Temple. Both of Wesley's parents were Chinese immigrants. Since his parents could not afford college for him, he went to work at a printing company. When the war begins, he becomes a second lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne and is assigned to the 325th glider Infantry Regiment. He saw combat duty in Italy, Ireland and England before the Normandy invasion.

Ko was in the one of the two hundred fifty gliders that landed in Normandy. His unit moves east through Germany and helps to liberate Wobbelin concentration camp. He returns to the United States on September 23, 1945. A year later, he opened...

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