President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the Veterans Benefits Readjustment Act of 1966, the so-called “Cold War-Vietnam GI Bill.” The third iteration of The American Legion’s original measure is passed as unemployment among Vietnam War combat veterans is on the rise. This GI Bill goes on to educate some 5.5 million Vietnam War veterans, 76 percent of whom use at least some portion of their GI Bill college benefits.