History: what does GI stand for in GI Joe?

Self-tutoring about pop culture and history: the tutor researches another question he’s often wondered about.

GI: galvanized iron, apparently. With time, it took on a broader meaning, eventually referring even to recruits.

BTW: not all sources seem to agree about the meaning of GI.

Source:

funtrivia.com

internationalskeptics.com

definitions.net

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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