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The G(eneral) I(ssue) (All-American) Joe Of The Army, Navy, Air Force And Marines, Otherwise Known As A US Veteran, Does Duty During World War II In This Classic Episode From The Landmark TV Documentary Series With Special Appearances By Dwight David Eisenhower, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black And White, 1963, 50 Minutes.) #GIJoe #PerspectiveOnGreatness #GI #GIs #AmericanSoldiers #USSoldiers #GovernmentIssue #GeneralIssue #GroundInfantry #USArmedForces #USArmy #USA #USNavy #USN #USMarines #USM #USMC #USVeteransOfWorldWarII #USVeteransOfWWII #WorldWarII #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #SecondEuropeanWar #EuropeanCivilWar #PacificWar #AsiaPacificWar #PacificOceanTheatreOfWWII #PacificOceanTheaterOfWWII #SouthWestPacificTheatreOfWWII #SouthWestPacificTheaterOfWWII #AsiaticPacificTheater #MilitaryHistoryOfTheUS #MilitaryHistoryOfTheUSDuringWWII #Soldiers #Veterans #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
G.I. are initials used to describe the soldiers of the United States Army and airmen of the United States Air Forces and also for general items of their equipment. The term G.I. has been used as an initialism of "Government Issue", "General Issue", or "Ground Infantry", but it originally referred to "galvanized iron", as used by the logistics services of the United States Armed Forces. During World War I, American soldiers sardonically referred to incoming German artillery shells as "G.I. cans". Also during that war, "G.I." started being interpreted as "Government Issue" or "General Issue" for the general items of equipment of soldiers and airmen. The term "G.I." came into widespread use in the United States with the start of the Selective Service System ("the draft") in 1940, extending into 1941. It gradually replaced the term "Doughboy" that was used in World War I. Next, the use of "G.I." expanded from 1942 through 1945. American five-star General Dwight D. Eisenhower said in 1945 that "the truly heroic figure of this war G.I. Joe and his counterpart in the air, the navy, and the Merchant Marine of every one of the United Nations." "G.I." was also used as an adjective for anything having to do with the US Army or Army Air Force. They Call Me Joe was a series of radio dramas aired in 1944. Each episode focused on a different fictional American soldier. A soldier of a different national or ethnic origin was selected for each episode, but he was always identified as a G. I. named Joe. The series was intended to encourage Americans of varying backgrounds to cooperate to win World War II. It was produced by the NBC University of the Air, which also produced a series The World's Great Novels. The series ran for twelve weeks and aired both on the NBC Radio Network and the Armed Forces Radio Network.