Mine Detector


File Name: Skoog, Tormod S.
SN: RA892399255
Primary Military Specialty: Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Secondary Military Specialty: Demolitions
Birthplace: Hibbing, Minnesota
Grade: E-4 (Specialist)

Tripwire dropped out of high school at a naval base in Yokosuka, Japan (Father is career navy). Spent two years in a Zen monastery pondering the meaning of life. Expelled for breaking too many dishes and spilling every conceivable liquid. Joined the army at 19 and received spiritual awakening on the grenade range. Proficient with all NATO and Warsaw Pact explosives, detonators, ignition initiators and blasting machines. Qualified Expert: M-1911A auto pistol.

Tripwire freaks people out. He's always clumsy, jittery and dropping things except when he's working with high explosives. Explosives are the only things that calm him down.



My Personal Notes: Tripwire was an early Joe in my collection that I just thought was really cool.  I am pretty confident he was one of the first five or so I got.  Over the years, I kept him complete, but the cord on the mine detector got brittle with age and broke.  I replaced it later with some other eBay parts I got for other Joes that where missing.  Either way he is in good, complete condition with his mine detector, backpack, all three mine and his file card.