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The Life of Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21 1899 in Oak Park Illinois He went to public school in Oak Park In high school he wrote for his school newspaper In 1917 he graduated from high school and instead of following what his parents expected he didnt go to college but went to work for the Kansas City Star a newspaper When he graduated World War I was going on in Europe Hemmingway volunteered as an ambulance diver for the Red Cross On July 8 1918 fragments from a mortar shell injured him He then carried an injured Italian soldier back to an aid station even though e had 100s of pieces of metal lodged in his legs Along the way several machine gun bullets hit his legs This bravery earned him the Italian Silver Medal for Valor In 1920 he moved in with a friend in Chicago He then fell in love with and soon married Hadley Richardson in 1921 In December of the same year he and his wife moved to Paris On October 10 1923 his son John Hicanor Hemingway was born in Toronto Canada The family soon moved back to Paris In 1927 he divorced his wife and married Pauline Pfeiffer In 1928 Hemingway and his wife moved to Key West Florida On June 28 1928 Pauline gave birth to Hemingways second son Patrick Three years later Pauline had their second son together Gregory he would be Hemingways last son In March of 1937 Hemingway went to Spain to cover the Spanish Civil War This caused marital problems for him He had met a young writer named Martha Gellhorn in Key West which he had a four year affair with before finally divorcing Pauline and marrying Martha Pauline and Hemingway supported opposite sides in the Spanish War which contributed to their problems Ernest and Martha Hemingway soon moved to Cuba They named their house Finca Vigia
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