by Martin Rand, III, The Brunswick News special to InMilitaryEducation.com Forrest Gump said "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get." But for Bill Smith, life is a bunch of projects. One project after another has kept his life moving forward. After Smith, a Navy veteran, was done fighting in World War II, he received a GI Bill grant to attend veterinarian school. He graduated in the early 1950s.