There is a remarkable icon in the collective consciousness of America.
The all-American soldier who was brave, patriotic, strong, and relentless against all odds. It is the outstanding Character G.I. Joe.
G.I. Joe – what a man. What an action figure to fuel the imaginations of little kids.
Here is the unlikely story of hero G.I. Joe the true hero whose courage and daring on the battlefield, during the battles of World War 2, is truly worthy of the legendary reputation.
G.I. Joe became a highly decorated member of the U.S. Army for service during the Italian campaign.
Here is what happened. In October 1943 during the fighting around the Village of Calvi Vechia British infantry were fighting to dislodge German forces from the village. Allied Air forces were requested to bomb the town to assist the British, and liberate the town.
Everything was going to plan – sort of – as the Brit’s 56th (London) Infantry Division took Calvi Vechia well ahead of schedule. Unfortunately, they liberated the town just before the US had launched a planned bombing campaign, to clear the way for them. Which meant American bombs were going to rain down on British soldiers and the residents of Calvi Vechia
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