Code Name: Charbroil
File Name: Shannon, Carl G.
Primary Military Speciality: Flame Weapons Specialist
Secondary Military Speciality: Small-Arms Armourer
Birthplace: Blackduck, Minnesota
As a childhood chore, Charbroil was made to heat the water pipes in the family basement with a blowtorch to keep them from freezing and bursting in the winter. As a teenager, he worked in the mills on the Great Lakes, feeding coal into blast furnaces. when the recruiting sergeant asked him what type of job he was interested in, he replied: “What have you got with open flames?”
“Flame weapons are scary to the max. Why do you think he wears that fire-proof suit? That tank on his back is full of jellied gasoline. Know what happens if a hot tracer round hits that? You want to be standing next to him? For a flamethrower specialist, he´s a pretty nice guy but with that thing on his back, he isn´t going to win a popularity content in the middle of a firefight.”
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