The Greatest Generation - The Arena, pgs. 328-356 Summary & Analysis

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The Arena, pgs. 328-356 Summary and Analysis

Many veterans enter the political arena. Mark Hatfield of Oregon is one of these men. He is a Navy ensign in the Pacific and after the war earns a master's degree at Stanford and then teaches at Wilamette University in Salem, Oregon. He enters politics and serves in the state legislature, state secretary of state, and governor and then becomes a U.S. Senator. In the war, Hatfield is in the invasions at Iwo Jima and Okinawa and then sent to the Philippines. He accompanies Douglas MacArthur into Japan and is in Hiroshima one month after the bomb is dropped. When he is in the Senate, Hatfield is an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons and war in general. He retires from the Senate in 1996 and returns to Oregon to teach.

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