World War II GI: The American Soldier's Experience

October 29, 1993 – June 1, 2002

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, East Wing, Armed Forces Floor Plan

The experience of the average GI (government issue) World War II soldier is examined. Forever changed from the naive teenager of the 1940s, the American GI was shaped overnight to function in a modern military force. The transformation of the GI soldier is presented through his eyes, and his attitudes and opinions created the postwar world we inherited.