Army & Navy - First Call

This week the U.S. begins rehabilitating the first veterans of World War II.

Ready for approval by Veterans' Administration's Vocational Rehabilitation Service are applications from more than 1,000 ex-soldiers and sailors no longer able to fight, no longer able to earn respectable livings at old jobs. Under a program quietly authorized by Congress last March, these men (and hundreds of thousands to follow) will be taught new trades, paid pensions ($100 a month for a married man with two children) while learning. Eventually they will be eased back into civilian life in new jobs.

V.A. will do no training itself but...

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