Grunt – Tanks For The Memories
Code Name: Grunt
Infantry Squad Leader
File Name: Graves, Robert W.
Primary Military Speciality: Infantry
Secondary Military Speciality: Small Arms/Artillery Repairer (45B)
Birthplace: Colombus, OH
It might seem paradoxical to have a general infantry trooper in a special missions force, but Grunt is not ordinary soldier. Even in an army of thousands, General Hawk took notice and saw in Grunt the consummate soldier. Grunt was always the backbone of every unit to which he was assigned and exceeded expectations in countless operations. This type of outstanding service record let to Grunt being chosen as one of the original members during the formation of the G.I. Joe team. Years later when it seemed Cobra was finally on the ropes, he left the service to pursue a degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and tried his hand at life in the mundane business world. But when it became clear the evil menace was stronger than ever, he reenlisted to get back to doing what he does best – pounding Cobra troops into submission.
Grunt believes that constant training and education is the key to staying one step ahead of the enemy. To that end he requalifies every two years in everything from night fighting to cold weather training. He currently needs the latter to retain his rank, but it should be a breeze for Grunt – having grown up in the severe weather conditions of Ohio, he actually likes the cold!
“You have to lead your troops by setting the example right on the battlefield, not by barking out orders from behind them!”
Grey grenade rifle