About that time G.I. Joe was born. His creator, comic strip artist and former Army Sgt. David Breger, issued his first G.I. Joe cartoon series in “Yank” magazine on June 17, 1942.
The term G.I. became more permanently etched in the American language when in 1944 President Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill that became known as the G.I. Bill – Servicemen’s Readjustment Act.
There was no going back when Hasbro trademarked their G.I. Joe as an action figure in 1964.
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