Snake-Eyes - Vietnam LRRP
Muskrat ('88) head, Shipwreck ('85) torso, Pathfinder arms, Crimson
Guard waist, Zap ('82) legs, GI Joe rifle, Backblast ('88) ammo belt, Low-Light
('86) backpack, Sneak-Peek binoculars.
as LRRP, GI Joe #26, #43, #55, #94, #155
Even in the latter days of the Vietnam conflict, Snake-Eyes was a mystery.
He spent part of his tour with Stalker and Storm-Shadow in Saigon during
the Tet Offensive. While there, he was mistakenly accused by the woman
who would eventually become the Baroness of killing the Baron Eugen DeCobray,
her brother. She swore vengeance on the innocent man and continued hunting
him for the next twenty years.
A few months after his involvement in Tet, Snake-Eyes and his LRRP clashed
with a group of North Vietnamese Army soldiers. The encounter left only
three of the group combat-ready. Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow, and Stalker
made for their extraction point, dodging NVA troops along the way. When
their pick-up huey arrived, the three U.S. troops left the tree-line they
had dug in at. The sky suddenly filled with tracers, and Snake-Eyes went
down. Ignoring orders, Storm Shadow rushed back and carried his friend
back to the waiting helicopter. Snake-Eyes survived the incident, but received
severe scarring that was compounded in latter years.