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. 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.