The Greatest Generation - Love, Marriage, pgs. 241-272 Summary & Analysis

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Love, Marriage, pgs. 241-272 Summary and Analysis

Many wives become friends during the war and their husbands become part of the group when they return home. Vivian Auld, Tom Brokaw's mother-in-law is a member of such a group. His wife saw her father once in her first five years but they are close by the time she is an adult.

Most of the news the families receive comes from radio but the postman always makes special trips to deliver letters he knows are from the military. Most of the people have little idea of exactly where their loved ones are.

When the war ends, the husbands return and the wives decide to continue the regular monthly dinners and meetings. The call themselves the Dumbos and the meetings continue for thirty five years.

Gaylord Nelson is from Wisconsin. He enters the Army after...

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