Heavy Machine Gunner


File Name: Hinton, Marvin F.
SN: RA538203485
Primary Military Specialty: Infantry Heavy Weapons
Secondary Military Specialty: Cook
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi
Grade: E-4

Roadblock's dream was to be a gourmet chef. He was working as a bouncer to earn money to attend the Escoffler School in France when an army recruiter convinced him that the army could train him to be a chef. Roadblock joined but found army menus and preparation techniques too appalling. Transferred to the infantry. Qualified expert: M-2 Browning .50 cal.; Heavy Machine Gun; all Warsaw Pact Heavy MGs; M-16; M-1911A1 Auto Pistol.

"A .50 cal. Browning weighs 84 pounds. Add fifty pounds for the ammo--that's about 134 pounds of steel generating 2930 f.p.s. in muzzle velocity at a cycle rate of 550 r.p.m. Anybody who can handle that doesn't need a machine gun to keep me away!"



My Personal Notes: Never had Roadblock as a kid.  Neither the 1984 or 1986 versions.  He was represented well in the cartoon, but I didn't get into a rush to get him.  I usually wanted some other Joe more I have to admit.  Well, anyway I got both versions in early 2012 to fill those gaps.