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G.I. Bill

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Definition history-changing legislation that provided assistance to returning World War II veterans
  • Well, ma'am, what I came to Italy for, since somebody really asks me, is study cello in Rome under the G.I. Bill," said Aldo.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • The GI Bill made that possible.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • With that and my GI Bill, I can go to school there.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • There was always the GI Bill.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I might just go to college on the G.I. Bill.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Two years in Vietnam, but the GI Bill helped pay for college and I went on and got my medical degree.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I had read some stuff in Stars and Stripes about Congress expanding the GI Bill.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • He went to college on the GI Bill and earned a master's degree in engineering from Oklahoma State University.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • "I went to college on the GI Bill," Dempsey said.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • All my life there had been "G.I. benefits"—why, I had shared a bench in chem lab with a veteran who was going to school on the G.I. Bill.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Like John Bradley, millions of returning servicemen plunged into the dreams they had deferred: marriage, parenthood, a new house, perhaps college on the GI Bill.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • They were sharing a GI Bill payment of $110 a month and supplementing their income by Harold's work at the Hatcher Hall cafeteria and Jimmy Frank's work on the LSU horse-and-sheep unit experimental farm.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • I believe in the politics that wrote the GI Bill, that passed the Marshall Plan to rebuild a war-devastated Europe, that saved the Great Lakes, and that through Social Security took want and terror out of old age.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • That spring I went back to Hopkins, partly under my mother's badgering—"You'll never amount to anything spending the rest of your life in the post office"—partly because the G.I. Bill would pay the tuition and free me from the tedium of post-office labor.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Immediately after graduation, they were headed for Lackland Air Force Base for basic training, and then they would use the GI Bill for college.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I thought about the GI Bill and how it would help me trade indebtedness for financial freedom.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • Morgantown, the GI bill.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • I had been counting on that mythical "G.I. Bill" for eating money and on my cash as a cushion.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Though the GI Bill paid for a significant chunk of my education, and Ohio State charged relatively little to an in-state resident, I still needed to cover about twenty thousand dollars of expenses on my own.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy

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