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G.I. Bill: Famous Recpients
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By 1956, more than 7.8 million veterans had received benefits under the Servicemen's Readjustmen Act, also known as the G.I. Bill.
Ed McMahon and the G.I. Bill
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WWII veteran Ed McMahon recalls the end of the war and how the G.I. Bill helped him get into the entertainment business.
Joseph Heller on the G.I. Bill
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WWII veteran would not have gone to college if not for the G.I. Bill.
This Day in History: 06/22/1944 - FDR signs G.I. Bill
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In this clip from This Day In History, June 22nd, we get to learn about how president Roosevelt passed the G.I. Bill of rights. Learn how the government wanted to thank our soldiers with this bill. Houses were built for them and much more.
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G.I. Bill Passes in June 1944
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On June 22, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, better known as the G.I. Bill, in order to help soldiers secure stability as they returned to civilian life. A broadcast aired shortly after the bill was signed describes a nation preparing to welcome World War II veterans.
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The G.I. bill, officially the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, provided many benefits to veterans of World War II.Go
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