Max Cleland, a decorated Vietnam veteran, former VA Secretary and current secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission, met with veterans at a VFW hall this week in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, to discuss service-related issues. He also discussed his experience with post-traumatic stress disorder.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cleland opined that the GI Bill is the best benefit “of all the veterans’ benefits that this country confers – whether you’re disabled or not.” He encouraged attendees at the meeting to pass on to younger veterans the importance of taking advantage of GI Bill benefits. He said that about 50% of the veterans who returned from WWII and 60% of Vietnam veterans have used the GI Bill.
Veterans in attendance at the meeting expressed concern that servicemembers can be forgotten, sometimes, when they return home from combat.
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