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NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION PRAISES THE INTRODUCTION OF 'THE DESERT STORM SERVICEPERSON'S READJUSTMENT ACT OF 1992'

NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION PRAISES THE INTRODUCTION
 OF 'THE DESERT STORM SERVICEPERSON'S READJUSTMENT ACT OF 1992'
 WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The national commander of the world's largest veterans organization praised Sen. Dennis DeConcini (D-Ariz.) today for his introduction of a Desert Storm G.I. Bill of Rights. Dominic D. DiFrancesco stated that the passage of his bill "will ensure that those who served are treated with dignity and respect, and are given the same chance for a better life than their fathers and grandfathers received when they returned from war."
 Currently, veterans of the Persian Gulf War receive $350 per month, or only 42 percent of the national average tuition and costs of attending a state-supported university. To compound an already critical situation, the veteran must pay for this benefit. "The American Legion believes that this is an unjustified attempt to break the fundamental contract the nation has made with its veterans in exchange for their service to America," DiFrancesco said. "The so-called 'Peace Dividend' funds should be invested first in the men and women who achieved that peace through their devoted military service and personal sacrifice," he said.
 "The American Legion drafted the original G.I. Bill of Rights in 1944," DiFrancesco said, "and we have worked closely with Senator DeConcini in developing this most recent version. We urge all senators to co-sponsor this measure. This bill is not only important to the men and women of the armed forces who served during the Persian Gulf War, but is important to the future of America as well."
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 /CONTACT: D. Mark Katz, media relations manager, 202-861-2790, or Phil Riggin, legislative director, 202-861-2740, both of the American Legion/ CO: American Legion ST: District of Columbia IN: SU: LEG


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