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The Experience of Veterans after WWII

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When the United States entered World War II in 1941 against the Axis powers, many American men enlisted to join the various branches of the American military to serve their country. While they undoubtedly and heroically overcame many obstacles on the battlefields of the African, European, and Pacific theatres when the war was over, their readjustment back into the American public was an entirely new challenge for them to overcome. Fortunately, many were able to overcome these obstacles and go back successfully back into the job market. This was largely thanks to government programs designed to make the transition from military service into regular jobs as smooth as possible. Others were not as lucky, especially those that were left with horrific disabilities as a result of their military service. Projects were also created by the US government to help veterans physically rehabilitate from their wartime injuries.