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Veterans' Policies, Veterans' PoliticsNew Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States$
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Stephen R. Ortiz

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813042077

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813042077.001.0001

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“A Veteran Does Not Have to Stay a Veteran Forever” Congress and the Korean G.I. Bill

“A Veteran Does Not Have to Stay a Veteran Forever” Congress and the Korean G.I. Bill

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(p.222) 9 “A Veteran Does Not Have to Stay a Veteran Forever” Congress and the Korean G.I. Bill
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Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics
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Melinda Pash

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813042077.003.0010

This chapter chronicles the efforts of lawmakers on Capitol Hill to create legislation to provide veterans of the Korean War era with benefits similar to those enjoyed by the men and women who served during World War II. Much debate occurred as legislators tried to strike a balance between fairly rewarding service members and avoiding the abuses and pitfalls of the first G.I. Bill. Finally, in 1952, two years after the start of the Korean War, the Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (or the Korean War G.I. Bill, as it came to be known) passed as Public Law 550 of the 82nd Congress. Somewhat less generous in its provisions than the original, this one nonetheless offered veterans education, housing, and other assistance.

Keywords:   Korean War G.I. Bill, G.I. Bill, Korean War, readjustment benefits

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