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Benefits For Local Vets Trace Back To G.I. Bill

Many of today’s benefits for veterans – including the 293 served in Kimball County – can be traced back to the passage of the G.I. Bill of 1944.

With the realization that World War II was coming to a close, politicians and government officials were fearful of the return of over 16 million American men and women who had been serving during World War II. The returning veterans would be unemployed and this could result in another depression and bring on worldwide economic instability reminiscent of the 1930s.

So the 1944 G. I. Bill offered aid from the federal government to purchase homes, get jo...

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