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Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Mark Boulton


Returning Vietnam War veterans had every reason to expect that the government would take care of their readjustment needs in the same way it had done for veterans of both World War II and the Korean War. But the Vietnam generation soon discovered that their G.I. Bills fell well short of what many of them believed they had earned. This groundbreaking study provides the first analysis of the legislative debates surrounding the education benefits offered under the Vietnam-era G.I. Bills. Specifically, the book explores why legislators from both ends of the political spectrum failed to provide Vie ... More

Keywords: compensation, Vietnam veterans, Vietnam War, G.I. Bills, World War II, Korean War, education benefits, social policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814724873
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Boulton, author