For twenty-five years, the heroic G.I.Joe team has battled the evil COBRA forces with guns, guts, and glory - and loyal fans like you have stood beside them every missile-firing step of the way. Your remarkable dedication to these courageous heroes and menacing villians has made G.I.Joe the unsurpassed icon of action and adventure that it is today. G.I.Joe has risen to the challenge for a quarter of a century, and will continue the fearless fight for years to come. YO JOE!
File Name: Hauser, Conrad S. Primary Military Specialty: Airborne Infantryman Secondary Military Specialty: Artillery, Small-arms armorer Grade: E-8 (Master Sergeant) Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
DUKE was fluent in French, German, and English when he enlisted in 1967. Graduated top of his class at airborne school, Fort Benning. Opted for U.S. Army Special Language School. Specialized in Han Chinese and South East Asia dialects. Went Special Forces in 1969. Worked with tribesman in the boonies of South Vietnam. Ran four different Special Forces schools. Turned down a commision in 1971. Commands by winning respect. Current assignment: Acting First Sergeant, G.I.Joe team.
Statement after declining commission: "They tell me an officer's job is to impel other to take the risks - so that the officer survives to take the blame in the event of total catastrophe. With all due respect, sir, if that's what an officer does, I don't want any part of it."
Duke is one of 5 figures in the 25th Anniversary (G.I.Joe Set) boxset. UPC: 5356926757 Toys R' US SKU#: 653569267577