I’m 93 and a World War II vet. While I was still in Europe, Harry W. Colmery, a former national commander of the American Legion and Republican National Chairman, responding to an idea proposed by Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt, wrote up the first draft of what became known as the G.I. Bill. Both parties got behind it, hammered out the details and passed it.
As a result, millions of vets went to college and became America’s most highly-educated generation. This greatest generation rebuilt the American economy, made advances in science and implemented visionary programs like Medicare. We led the world.
Bloss lives in Blacksburg.