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Actor Russell Johnson, best known as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, served in the US Army Air Force during WWII. He flew 44 combat missions as a bombardier in B-25 bombers. In March 1945, he and two other B-25s were shot down in the Philippines. He broke both his ankles and the radioman next to him was killed. Johnson earned a Purple Heart, among other honors. He was honorably discharged and later served in the Army Reserve. He used his GI Bill to fund his acting lessons.


Harry Belafonte: At the young age of 19, after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, veteran Harry Belafonte attended The New School for Social Research in New York City, using his GI Bill benefits.


Geronimo Pratt (born Elmer Pratt), American veteran & Minister of Defense of the Black Panther Party. The FBI, in a COINTELPRO op, aimed to "neutralize him as an effective BPP functionary." He was tried & convicted of kidnapping & murder, spending 27 years in prison, 8 in solitary confinement; his conviction was then vacated. A sergeant in the Vietnam War, he had earned a Silver & 2 Bronze Stars and 2 Purple Hearts, and attended UCLA on the GI Bill. He was the godfather of Tupac Shakur…


Bill Nye The Science Guy - Rocks & Soil - YouTube - 23:04-minute video where Nye explains how volcanoes, rivers, landslides and more affect rocks and soil


Transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill to Spouse and Dependents - Education and Training