The Greatest Generation - Ordinary People, Pgs. 61-88 Summary & Analysis

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Ordinary People, Pgs. 61-88 Summary and Analysis

Lloyd Kilmer's father was a dairy farmer until Lloyd was eight years old. Then his father lost the farm and the family moved to Stewartville, Minnesota. Lloyd is the first in his family to graduate from high school. When the war begins, he enlists in the Army Air Corps on July 22, 1942 and becomes a B24 pilot. Based in England, he takes part in the D-Day invasion. On one mission, Kilmer cracks in Beemster, Holland. He and his crew become prisoners of the Germans and spend ten months in confinement. Kilmer's only goal is to survive.

When Kilmer returns to the United States, he marries Marie and attends Creighton University in Omaha. He goes into real estate after graduation and is very active in community affairs. He is elected to the position of Douglas County clerk...

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