The Greatest Generation - Heroes, Women in Uniform, pgs. 115-133 Summary & Analysis

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Heroes, Women in Uniform, pgs. 115-133 Summary and Analysis

Joe Foss grew up in South Dakota during the depression. His father dies when he is a teenager and he works to pay for flying lessons and college at the University of South Dakota. In 1940, he joins the Marines and after serving as a flight instructor for a year, he ships out to Guadalcanal in 1942. He and others fly their F4F-4 Wildcat fighters from an aircraft carrier to Henderson Field. He achieves many records and wins the Congressional Medal of Honor. After a year, he returns to the States and eventually is sent to the Pacific for another tour.

After the war, Foss opens a charter flying service and Packard dealership. He enters politics and becomes governor of South Dakota. He and Tom Brokaw appear on Two for the Money...

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