HARDBALL 

1990

Multi-Shot Grenadier

Filename: Duggleby, Simon S.
S/N: 075-09-4876
Primary Military Speciality: Infantry
Secondary Military Speciality: Special Services
Birthplace: Cooperstown, New York
Grade: E-4

After five seasons of playing centrefield in the minor leagues, Hardball came to the realisation that the big league scouts just weren't interested in athletic prowess; they wanted star quality. The GI Joe Team was more interested in team-players than in stars, and they had a real need for a guy who could judge distances accurately and react quickly with deliberation.

"Grenade launchers are fitted with adjustable, graduated sights, calibrated in 25 metre increments. In a firefight, nobody wants to start readjusting sights - especially the blooper man. Hardball can drop a 40mm frag into a bucket from 75 meters, simply by eyeballing it. The man's a natural."