Originally Posted by Troynos
2 - Mutt is a jungle trooper. He attended and graduated Jungle Warfare Training (was even a teacher there). To get to Jungle Warfare Training you have to be a Ranger. So Mutt is a Ranger and as the same qualifications as Recondo. That just begs for a Tiger Force Mutt. So Mutt is much more then a Dog Handler.
There is a Tiger Force Mutt - 2006 convention special edition figure. Also produced were Tiger Force Beachhead, Tiger Force Hard Top, and Tiger Force Zartan/Hawk.
Lady Jaye is an interesting case. She did her Masters degree at Trinity College in Ireland and she speaks with a bit of an Irish lilt... no wonder Flint fell for her right away.
I suppose the birthplaces always sort of surprise me. There are a ton of Joes from Rhode Island - A TON. I know it's where Hasbro is, but there are states that have only one Joe, and it would be nice to share a little bit. I suppose I'm biased in that regard.
Intersting, I think it's funny what's left out of Flint's file card. For as much is made out of his Rhodes scholarship, the Rhodes scholarship is about doing graduate work in England at Oxford University. What's not explained is where Flint earned his undergraduate degree. He obviously didn't go to West Point, or he'd be a commisioned Officer - an LT or above. Rhodes Scholarships are hard to come by, but you don't have to go to an Ivy League School. The University of Mississippi has produced 24 Rhodes Scholars, for example. The University of Tennessee has produced 6.
This wouldn't be so abnormal, but they do mention where other Joes have gone to school if their educations were noteworthy: Lady jaye at Brwn Myer, Claymore at Dartmouth, etc. To make so much of Flint's schooling, and then not to mention his alma mater seems odd to me.
Somehow, I've always liked to think of him as a Duke man. It's close to Special Forces HQ at Ft. Bragg, it's on par with a lot of Ivy League Schools. I'm sure some tar heels will disagree, but I've got no hatred for UNC. It just seems to fit Flint's personality and Duke does produce a fair number of Rhode Scholars and has a broad appeal nationally.