June 22, 2012

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Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (GI Bill) An act to provide Federal Government aid for the readjustment in civilian life of returning World War II veterans, June 22, 1944. 

Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944, this act, also known as the GI Bill, provided veterans of the Second World War funds for college education, unemployment insurance, and housing.

Do you know anyone who benefited from the GI Bill?

  1. cavalierzee answered: Yes, I know a few.
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    My grandfather went to college on the GI Bill. Just a bunch of socialist, big-government, pork-barrel spending if you...
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    Tito Puente served in the Navy?
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  11. surrenderthepink answered: yes.
  12. ghostofthewind answered: Yes, my husband it helped pay for his university education.
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  15. charliemielczarek answered: I did: my undergraduate school, Marlboro College, was founded by some returning vets using the GI Bill to fund the creation of the school!
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    Tito Puente, who served in the US Navy during World War II, went to Juilliard on the GI Bill. (Click on grey box for...
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