What were the effects of WWII on the Armed Forces (G Is)?

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Of course, the major effect of World War II on members of the military was that it took them away from their families and sent many of them to put their lives at risk in battle.  Huge numbers of them were killed or wounded.  There is nothing that could have more of an effect than this.  This includes, of course, lingering mental trauma after the war.

For soldiers who survived, the aftermath of the war was more positive.  The veterans were given the chance to go to college for free and to get various low cost loans.  These (through the GI Bill) were very important to the futures of many GIs.

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