GI JOE "Classic Collection" General Colin Powell (1997)
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GI JOE \"Classic Collection\" General Colin Powell (1997)

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Date Added: Friday 17 November, 2006

by Paul Cunningham

_____________________THE 1997 Classic Collection______________________
The 1997 G.I. Joe Classic Collection will salute two groups of unsung heroes in military history: women and African-Americans. Both have made significant contributions to the United States Armed Forces and will be hinired as part of a stellar collection of G.I. Joe figures. Although women are not actively engaged in combat, they do occupy a variety of military positions -- everything from drill sergeant to military intelligence analyst to medevac. Female helicopter pilots, like the one featured in this year's collection, must transport the wounded off the battlefield, often flying into dangerous territory. African-Americans weren't always welcomed to serve in battle, either. WWII was the first time African-American received nationwide recognition for their achievements. In the 1940s at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, there was a group of African-American fighter pilots who made extraordinary contributions during the war.....

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