Starduster v1a – Mail-In
Code Name: Starduster
Jet Pack Trooper
File Name: Skylar, Edward J.
SN: RA 989-31-5248
Primary Military Speciality: Infantry Transportable Air Recon
Secondary Military Speciality: Helicopter Assault
Birthplace: Burlingame, California
Starduster was a circus trapeze artist when he enlisted in the Airborne Rangers. He quickly found that his acrobatic skills and boundless energy would come in handy when swinging from a 150-foot rope. But now he did his famous routines suspended from a Huey Assault Copter – with the audience throwing more than just popcorn and peanuts. It was Duke, however, who recognized how well Starduster´s death-defying act would work with the JUMP Jetpack. The combination has been a crowd-pleaser ever since.
“We could be pinned down by artillery, rockets, and flanking small-arms fire – every inch of sky lit by tracer, the lead so thick in the air even the mosquitoes would take cover – but Starduster would be out there in a flash to spot the bad guys. No questions. Straight up into the flack with his characteristic ´show must go on´ attitude, grinning like a Cheshire cat as he calls in enemy positions for our artillery to hit. The guy never fails to keep the act interesting.”