Caring for Those Who Have Borne the Battle: Exploring the Myths and Realities of Veterans' Benefits Since the Revolution

Journal of the Federal Circuit Historical Society, Vol. 6, p. 73, 2013

17 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2013

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James D. Ridgway

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: October 17, 2012

Abstract

This lecture discusses the history of veterans benefits in America. It demonstrates that -- contrary to public perception -- veterans of WWII were treated unusually well and that the treatment of Vietnam veterans is much closer to the historical norm.

Keywords: history, veterans, benefits

Suggested Citation

Ridgway, James D., Caring for Those Who Have Borne the Battle: Exploring the Myths and Realities of Veterans' Benefits Since the Revolution (October 17, 2012). Journal of the Federal Circuit Historical Society, Vol. 6, p. 73, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2241681

James D. Ridgway (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.gwu.edu/Faculty/profile.aspx?id=19582

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