‘I Will Not Be Eligible’
One last Goldsmith post and then you’ll have to forgive me but I can’t take any more of this. I’ll have a wrap-up piece later today.
Goldsmith said his last dream was to go to college. But when he came home from Iraq, “I attempted suicide. I never deployed a second time. Because of that I received a general discharge. I lost my college benefits, the $40,000 promised me in the Montgomery GI Bill. I will not be eligible to receive. And currently there is a Senator in Congress — excuse me — currently running for president, who is fighting to kill our Webb GI bill. And I’m one of the soldiers who will never get that money.”