GI (military)

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GI or G.I. is a term used to describe a member of the United States armed forces or an item of their equipment. The term is often thought to be an initialism of "Government Issue" but the origin of the term is in fact galvanized iron after the letters "GI" that were used for equipment such as metal trash cans made from it in U.S. Army inventories and supply records.[1][2]

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  1. GI - Definitions from
  2. "". Archived from the original on 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2008-02-20.