How the GI Bill has helped me

Boonville, MO

I served in the United States Navy from 1960-1964. Upon my completion of service, I was unable to locate satisfying employment. I did find a career in the insurance industry and after two years I decided to use my GI Bill and go to barber school.
It was the best decision I could have made. I was able to support a family and became a active member of the community. I was past commander of the local American Legion and was able to purchase my own barbering business, which I worked for 38 years until my retirement.
When I joined the Navy, two things were said to me. You are entitled to the VA hospital and the GI Bill. I have been using the VA for over 15 years and became a volunteer for over 4 years.
I want to say that because of the United States Navy and the GI Bill I was able to accomplish these goals.

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