The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates - Section V: Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 is titled “Lost.” It begins as Moore has begun his first day at Valley Forge Military Academy. He was not quite a teenager. Valley Forge was a school in rural Pennsylvania. Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf is an alumnus. A friend of Moore's mother had a relative who went there and became a successful businessman.

The events that precipitated his attendance there are then detailed. His mother got a call from the dean, about how he was put on probation for his slipping grades, skipping school, and a smoke bomb incident. While his mother was talking to the dean, Moore was instigating a fight with his sister. He slipped and accidentally split her lip. She sprouted crocodile tears to their mother. The mother, furious already with Moore after getting off the phone with the dean, slapped him. He did not know what to...

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