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Failing Our VeteransThe G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation$
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Mark Boulton

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780814724873

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.001.0001

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A Peacetime Bill for the Warrior

A Peacetime Bill for the Warrior

Shortchanging the Vietnam Vets

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(p.95) 3 A Peacetime Bill for the Warrior
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Failing Our Veterans
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Mark Boulton

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.003.0004

This chapter examines some of the consequences of the political wrangling in Washington on the Vietnam veterans' educational opportunities. Soon after the passage of the Veterans' Readjustment Benefits Act, both Congress and President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration examined the option of increasing the education benefits for Vietnam veterans. In September 1966, Johnson created a special task force by executive order to examine veterans' benefits. He also proposed the Vietnam Conflict Servicemen and Veterans' Act of 1967 and reversed his earlier plans to downsize the Veterans Administration. This chapter discusses the difficulties encountered by many of the first veterans of the Vietnam War as they returned home to use their education benefits.

Keywords:   education benefits, Vietnam veterans, Lyndon B. Johnson, veterans' benefits, Vietnam Conflict Servicemen and Veterans' Act 1967, Veterans Administration, Vietnam War

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