By Darryl Kehrer, G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery, George H. W. Bush, Michael McGrevey
Using light humor, a few 450 visuals, and debate drawn from genuine legislative occasions, the overdue U.S. Congressman G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery is helping readers relive the Montgomery GI Bill's 1987 enactment, whereas studying every one step of the way.
Across the Aisle's huge illustrative fabric brings the legislative approach alive, as readers trip the ancient legislative street with Congressman Montgomery himself as escort, storyteller, mentor, and colleague.
Congressman Montgomery served his Mississippi materials for thirty years. Twenty-eight of these years incorporated carrier at the residence Committee on Veterans' Affairs, fourteen years as its chairman. Montgomery and a handful of work-mates understood that the luck of our all-volunteer army might hinge on an enduring "GI invoice" schooling program.
Indeed the Montgomery GI invoice has confirmed to assist the US on many fronts, together with postsecondary schooling and coaching, nationwide defense, army recruiting...
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Montgomery has been able to work with persons in all branches of government and both political parties. S. Senator and a Congressman, Sonny and I worked together, especially on the All-Volunteer Force educational assistance program that bears his name. 1 It did not matter to Sonny that I was a Republican and he was a Democrat; or that I was a Senator and he a Congressman; or that I hailed from Maine and Sonny from Mississippi; or that he and I were from different generations. ” Sonny knew how to work with people as a team and treat them with respect.
Hutchins Robert M. Hutchins Mr. 31 Ernest McFarland So did Senate Majority Leader Ernest McFarland (D-AZ) and Senate Finance Subcommittee Chairman Bennett Champ Clark (D-MI). Noted Senator Clark:32 Mr. Clark “… The men and women who compose our armed forces not only hold the safety of our republic in their hands on the battlefronts today; they will hold its destiny for a generation to come…. Champ Clark “By the time this war is over… more than 13,000,000 of our finest men and women will have seen service in our armed forces.
S. S. Army Historical Center, Ft. C. Keith Wilson, Dennis Douglass, Ted Van Hintum, Karen Patton, Lynn Nelson, James Palanchar, Michael Yunker, and Devon Seibert of the VA’s Education Service furnished program usage information and technical data. We are grateful to the The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Princeton, NJ. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, thus funding initial research for the book. David Walton assisted. West Point Cadet Matthew Price helped with manuscript preparation and research during a summer internship, and Ryan Thompson helped locate needed documents.
Across the Aisle by Darryl Kehrer, G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery, George H. W. Bush, Michael McGrevey