GI Joe, a real world hero?

The hill had held, because on the hill remained the minimum number of able-bodied United States Marines necessary to hold the position.

5 Responses to “GI Joe, a real world hero?”

  1. Skyler says:

    A very critical outpost of ours outside of Hit, Iraq, is named OP Paige. I knew he was a WWII medal of honor recipient, but I didn’t know the story about GI Joe. Very interesting.

  2. GREAT story, lil’ bro! I never knew GI Joe WAS a Marine to begin with. I’d always wondered why we didn’t have one. {8^O

  3. nightfly says:

    That is seriously one of the manliest, mind-blowing things I’ve ever read or heard of. “The minimum number of US Marines to hold the position.” Sweet Christmas.
    When you do post, Cru, you make up for lost time, don’t you?
    PS – I’m gonna be in your neck of the woods Veteran’s Day weekend.

  4. Skyler says:

    Okay, I did some researching during my “secured transactions” class. Yes, it’s as exciting and fun as it sounds.
    The GI Joe he modeled for was a special edition medal of honor winner tribute edition. It was not the regular GI Joe.

  5. sam says:

    There are several key facts wrong in this article. The author is just passing along an urban myth.
    G.I. Joe was not based on a real person. The doll was inspired by a TV show called “The Lieutenant”.
    The toy was never just a marine. The toy line started with 4 dolls, a soldier, a pilot, a marine, and a navy seaman.
    Because sales were lagging, within 4 years of the toy’s introduction, the military theme was changed to that of an Adventurer. In the 70’s the adventurer line did better than the military toys of the 60’s.
    In the early 80’s the new smaller toys were given yet another storyline. This is the one that the movie will be based.
    It wasn’t until the late 90’s (decades after the toy had been introduced) that there was a special edition G.I. Joe based on Mitchell Paige.
    That said, Mitchell is a real hero, but that has nothing to do with G.I. Joe, or this movie.
    Really, 5 minutes of fact checking on google provided the real story.

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