FEDERAL IMMORTALITY PROJECT
The 1850 FIP Program
There has been allot of talk recently about the Federal Immortality Project of 1850 and this has brought forth scandal for the UCAS Government as well the UCAS Military for it’s inhumane treatment of the recipients of this medical experiment and test program. This article and page has been created to answer many of the questions we all have about the FIP Program and the reasons behind it’s creation. Now there will be allot of information here that will upset many readers as in the original testing process, the lies told to the volunteers and those subjected to it unwillingly (post 1900); as well the inhumane treatment of the soldiers and the damage both physical and mental that it would cause.
The Federal Immortality Project of 1850 or better known today as the FIP Program was instituted in 1850 after only few years of testing, according to documents uncovered by Senator Maximilian Yates (F-Seattle) the testing program was conducted from 1845 – 1849 when the program would be considered a success and the first serums would be crafted within the laboratories of the US Army and Navy and begin seeking out volunteer soldiers for injection in the early spring of 1850. One of the first soldiers to receive the FIP Injection would be US Cavalry Colonel Nero Caprio with many more being subjected to the program from 1850 -1861 according to records over 500 soldiers would volunteer for the program with many more receiving the injection as a form of life saving medical treatment for injuries sustained in battle, age related illnesses, and simply for further testing.
The FIP Program serum was touted to be a cure all for the one weakness that all humans suffer and that is age, it was reported that those injected would simply cease ageing after a certain point, would become immune to disease and aid in the overall healing and recovery rate from war time injuries; this would create the ultimate solider a warrior for the country that could fight well past their retirement age and reduce the cost and time needed to train and promote competent tacticians and commanders. Soldiers would be asked if they wished to volunteer for the program that was supposed to increase their life expectancy as the age immunity was truly untested at this point and was only speculated by the military scientists and doctors. Seeing the life expectancy was between 40 to 50 years of age and that would be for the wealthy and affluent it wouldn’t be a surprise that many would begin to line up in mass for an injection and program that would allow them to live maybe another 30 or 40 years again the age immunity was untested and an unknown variable; even if it failed and they would live to 70 – 90 years of age that would be seen as immortal to the average solider of the 19th century.
The Programs testing had begun in 1845 and do to there being no laws on the books regarding human testing at the time, this program would be tested on prisoners of war and captive Native Americans from the westward expansion. The most famous native test subject would be William Geronimo of the Apache and would become part of the Santa Fe Ring. The military scientists would subject the test subjects to harsh conditions, life threatening injuries, viruses, bacteria, torture and other exercises in the name of science in order to garner what the serum was capable of doing and handling; in the case of Apache Geronimo who was injected in 1845 seeing that he was already elderly they figured if he survived a few years than the age immunity aspect was all but confirmed. Reports indicate that William Geronimo’s condition would improve greatly, he would have renewed energy, strength and over all the vigour of a man more than half his age; William Geronimo experiment was considered to be a success and would be the reason for the US Military to move forward with the program officially come 1850.
1850 – 1900:
The FIP Program would begin officially on March 3rd 1850 throughout many of the forts, camps and bases in the United States and it’s territories. Seeing the program was considered to be a front to God it was deemed that it needed to be voluntary as the politicians didn’t wish to condemn the souls of Americans. In the first days and months of the program it would initially be hard for the government to find willing volunteers to trust science over God and the Christian teachings though two famous FIP recipients would help push the program into overdrive. The first being Cavalry Colonel Nero Caprio and Army Chaplin Russell Bookman, once word spread of the Catholic Chaplin accepting the serum originally nick named the “Satan’s Candy” many servicemen would step forward seeing that if it was good enough for a priest than it can’t be a front to God.
The early days of the program would be 100% volunteer and the soldiers would be given the right to leave the Army once the reached the age of 65 with a bonus to their compensation and thank you from the US Military and Government for their dedicated service. Now what these volunteers didn’t know that hidden within there military contract was a clause that would keep them on ice as reservists as long as they were physically fit for service if the country needed them again in the future. This clause would end up being stretched and used to pull many of the original FIP soldiers back into service during the Great War (1914 – 1918).
The injection would prove to be so popular that the US Army would have to manufacture thousands of vials of the serum and have it shipped out throughout the nation and those in Washington couldn’t be happier as they assumed they had discovered a cure to the need for continued recruitment drives and forced service. All volunteers would be forced to remain in the US military till their 65 birthday when they could officially retire and return home to their families and farms, otherwise all other normal aspects of the military service would be enforced. They could marry, raise families and even purchase property; for the first time the US Government would have career soldiers and seeing that many of these men would already verify the advanced healing rates and renewed vigour that was required of a soldier.
Once the first shots of the Civil War where fired in 1861 at Fort Sumter the program had been in official use for 11 years and hundreds of men had been injected, the Union was all but certain of a victory thanks to these ultimate fighting machines. Though it would become very clear that even though they had renewed vigour, enhanced healing rates and battle experience the human body is still quite frail and the wages of war would still take it’s toll. Many of the original FIP volunteers would be the first to perish in the early goings of the Civil War and thus create a need for more soldiers, so even though the Union figured they wouldn’t need to draft and conscript men to fight for the Union this would unfortunately become the fate for many young men within the North.
The Union would also begin administering the serum secretly to those wounded in action in hopes that it’s healing factor would speed the recovery and save the lives of the soldiers thus allowing them to march once again into the slaughter. This would be the case for many of the Civil War soldiers and the most famous case would be Roy Longstreet who would go onto be the longest reigning Sheriff in American history. Longstreet would be on deaths door after being shot three times and stabbed by a confederate bayonet during the Battle of Antietam (1862) and taken to a medical station for treatment or simply to die from his wounds in the infection ridden medical stations of the time. He would be injected with the serum as a test seeing that the US Army didn’t want to loose a valuable officer of their Cavalry with over a decade of service under his belt; so they secretly injected Major Longstreet and notated it within his service record thus forcing him into further service without his consent.
Longstreet would survive his wounds and recover in record time and be sent back out to the slaughter and would return to medical multiple times throughout the war but each time he was patched up quickly and back to the front for the Major. Longstreet’s success would get back to the leadership in Washington and they would deem that this was going to be standard operating practice during times of war and would request that all medical stations be sent further cases of the serum seeing that volunteers where becoming harder and harder to find as the threat of death was real and it was still deemed to be a product of the devil and condemn the soul to an eternity of torment.
The Civil War (1861-1865) would prove to be a costly one for the US Military in the forms of the FIP Soldiers as many would become disabled an required to be discharged do to amputations that those in power began to rethink the program and it’s overall costs in the long term. Seeing that if the soldier was not to die from age than the government would be on the hook for paying them and providing medical care for centuries or more and this cost would increase significantly in the coming years. Once the war ended and the reconstruction process would begin the US Military would have 6,700 FIP soldiers on the books with many of them discharged do to injuries received this was going to become a problem in the coming years, the ones that where still active would be dispersed through the nation and territories with many of the FIP being from the US Cavalry they would be sent west to secure the territories from the natives and Mexicans the most famous of the Cavalry officers sent west would be Colonel Nero Caprio who would go onto to defeat the corruption within the New Mexico Territory and found the restored Santa Fe Ring.
America would once again be called to war during the Spanish American War (1898) and once again the US Cavalry would be sent into action and once more the FIP Program would be put into action; this time the military would offer it to those about to be deployed as a preventive measure and thus would begin the age of the lies and deception; though they would still call it the Federal Immortality Project, soldiers would be offered the injection on a volunteer bases and those that accepted it would be the first sent to the slaughter. By the end of the Spanish American War (December 10th 1898) over 300 cavalry and infantry soldiers and officers would receive the injection unknowingly while many of those that survived the Civil War would lay dead on the battlefields thus allowing the military to decree that the original volunteers where all but deceased
On a sadistic but needed side note those subjected to the FIP serum would be the first to undergo gruesome and frankenstein style surgeries as test subjects for what was to come: this would include using screws, plates, wires and any other construction equipment to put their bodies back together, doctors where acting more like carpenters than doctors but hey that’s the cost of science or simply the evils of mankind being subjected onto our servicemen in the name of freedom and science.
1900 – 1950:
At the turn of the century the US Government would be starting a new chapter within the Federal Immortality Project of 1850, having learned from the original volunteers and wounded soldiers tested on. The serum would be a success in advancing the healing factor, restoring vigour and by the beginning of the 20th century they had all but confirmed the longevity aspect to be plausible seeing a few of the original test subjects and 1850 volunteers where still alive; William Geronimo, Nero Caprio and Russel Bookman where all at an advanced age when originally subjected to the serum and now half a century later they where still alive, for the government this was confirmation.
The biggest change in the FIP Program come the 20th century was the change from “All Volunteer” to a random and preselected group of soldiers. The military scientists felt that creating three different groups would bring even more data and seeing they were not relying on volunteers they didn’t have to worry about the soldiers thrusting themselves into dangerous situations simply do to believing they are immortal. This could result in better data collection and further advances within the program, as well the US government would not have to worry about seeking volunteers and they could simply inject any numerical value of men with the serum and create entire divisions of men that would become super soldiers and never worry about the consequences
Those subjected to the new process and even stronger updated serum would be told that it was nothing more than inoculations, vitamins or some other random medicine that was needed and by the time of the Second World War (1941 -1945) they were told it was malaria medication. Those injected would not learn of their fate till it would come time to reenlist and they were alerted that they simply could not leave the military and as they were lifers being part of the this “Top Secret” military program; the final change that was made during this period was that those entered into the FIP Program of 1850 would not be allowed to retire at the age of 65 and only be discharged do to combat injuries that would prevent them from performing their sworn duties.
From 1900 to 1910 the government was injecting thousands of solders with the serum under direction of the US War Department and were simply told to throw any and all remaining 1850 -1900 members of the program to the wolves and make sure they died in battle. President Woodrow Wilson would sign a Presidential Order in 1910 that would decree that FIP soldiers were property of the US Government and by the start of the First World War he would decree that all FIP soldiers from 1850 – 1900 where deceased.
We would learn that this was not the case and simply the start of the government cover up; President Wilson and the War Department would plan to use and abuse those remaining soldiers during the European Theatre of the First World War (1914 -1918) and thrust even more unknowingly injected soldiers into the meat grinder in hopes that their super bodies would scare the Germans and bring a quick conclusion to the war. This sadly wouldn’t be the case as regardless of someones healing factor “war is hell” and the ravages of war would take it’s toll on all involved; though we would learn from the reports brought forth by Senator Maximilian Yates (F-Seattle) that these soldiers would become forgotten or simply left behind to rot within the battlefield. The US Military simply saw these men as property and machines of war and their human rights where being violated by the government simply because of an injection.
Another aspect of this program throughout the first half of the 20th century was that the men where being subjected to continued injections throughout there service and within the medical aid stations and hospitals to speed their healing and recovery rate. The government was starting new testing process in hopes that multiple injections would be better than simply one, even the doctors administering the injection would not be told what it truly was and even many medical professionals where being subjected to the FIP Program as the War Department would find it to costly to train new doctors and nurses but immortal doctors forced into service for an eternity was far cheaper seeing doctors didn’t see the front lines and the risk of death or dismemberment was extremely low.
The War Department would as well decree that all members of the FIP would have their basic rights stripped as they would no longer be given R&R (Rest and Relaxation), Time Off, Extended Leave or Promotions; they would freeze all FIP soldiers and only allow for field promotions thus controlling there income and what MOS they could be used for. Many within the FIP would end up being within the Drill Programs during times of peace and if they were to injured for combat service they could still run boot camp.
Now we know that from 1900 -1950 many of the FIP Program would rise through the ranks either through field promotions or a commanding officer disregarding the order from Washington though this would be a rarity and not the norm. This would begin the age of secrecy and rumours about the mysterious injection and the start of the modern era that would last throughout the 20th century creating tens of thousands unwilling participants, multiple wars would ravage the next hundred years and FIP where finding themselves on the front lines of each and everyone; as much as the military wanted these super soldiers they found it to be cheaper and more cost efficient to throw them to the slaughter and hope they come back than allow them to work in other less lethal professions. The FIP Injection would only be dispersed to those in a combat division or medical unit, with a few rare exceptions being their high command and some key officials within the Intelligence Corps
Come 1940 President Franklin D Roosevelt would decree that the FIP soldiers where becoming to much off a financial burden for the US Military’s budget and he would decree through Presidential Order that seeing they are equipment that they are not entitled to the benefits, and pensions of those not injected; they won’t receive death benefits and there pay would be frozen at the rate for an E-5. He would as well renew the Presidential Order that would forbid any and all members of the FIP from receiving any award or medal beyond the very basic; basically anything that would increase their pay or demand a promotion would be denied. The US War Department would further alter the guidelines to include that FIP Soldiers shall only serve within the Army, Cavalry or Marine Corps and those within other branches would be moved to the proper branch; this would not include any Naval Captain that was subjected to the program as they were to valuable to loose.
Though near the close of the first half of the century the military would be required to increase the amount of FIP soldiers as we were entering the Cold War with Russia and the US War Department wanted to make certain they always had super soldiers on hand to fight the Russian threat. Also after two world wars and hundreds of thousand dead and wounded the military would required to allow the wounded FIP that were discharged to use the VA (Veterans Affairs) Hospitals for continued treatment and medication, seeing do to a high profile FIP member being denied access to a VA Hospital to receive medical treatment nearly busted the doors wide open on this cover up and brought the FIP to the attention of every household in America through a major legal battle. The War Department would simply insinuate that all FIP members would be allowed to access the VA Hospitals for continued treatment of any injuries received during war time; this would become altered further come 1975 after Vietnam but we will get into that in the next section.
1951 – 2000:
Well come the middle of the Twentieth Century America would be in the midst of the Cold War with the Soviet Union thus patriotism among the American people would boil the mercury. Though this ever growing communist threat would create a need for even stronger military and the FIP program would become the nations primary line of defence. During this era it is said that the US would share the FIP serum with the British military, though we have reports of UK soldiers that became unwilling participants in the FIP Program during visits to American Military hospitals during the First and Second World Wars; officially the United Kingdom would participate in the FIP Program from 1950 -1960, the United Kingdom would end there involvement come the end of the 50’s and according to files provided by British Intelligence they not only ended the program they treated the decades worth of veterans with honour and dignity. Britain ended the program when it was discovered that many of there wounded soldiers had been involuntary conscripted into the FIP by her allies in the US.
The Korean War (1950 – 1953) would increase the program by over 500% as many soldiers would become injected without knowledge and have the FIP patch added to there uniform. These soldiers would be forced to fight in the worst combat situations of the war and exposed to the worst treatment and conditions, they would be simply used and abused for as long as they survived; this would draw the ire of the civilian doctors in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) that actually cared about their patients. This conflict between doctor and commander could be seen throughout the MASH units as FIP where being forced back to the front with barley healed wounds and in some cases still bleeding; one such case would be Rusty Rutherford in 1951 when he came in suffering from frostbite, multiple gunshot wounds and a broken ankle, doctors were preparing to send Rutherford home after his surgery and yet he would be snatched up by the Marines and shipped back to the front to only return a few months later with yet another injury. The doctors reported that Rutherford’s original wounds where still healing and his ankle hadn’t healed properly and was causing the marine extreme pain.
Any soldier wearing the FIP patch was considered to be property and expendable, this was already known but during the Korean and Vietnam Wars it couldn’t be clearer as they were simply scooped up and shipped back out to the front. The US Government knew that the FIP where simply a tool to be used and disposed of, seeing that the government came under much criticism do the way the troops where handled and treated. Seeing many Second World War FIP Veterans would be retired do to the extreme nature of their wounds and many would be to damaged mentally after spending months in captivity by the Germans or Japanese. Out of all the cases of the military abusing the FIP would come when the action reports and journals of First Lieutenant Wilhuff Palpatine would made public.
The Military Psychologist stated that 1st Lt. Palpatine should have been honourably discharged after suffering through months of torture, starvation and surviving multiple botched hanging attempts. The military ignored the request by the doctor and stated that Palpatine was FIP and he was property as long as he can march and fight that it doesn’t matter what his mental state was. Reports from the medical staff at Fort Hood Texas from 1945 -1950 would state that Palpatine would be lucky to walk let alone be able to serve as a combat soldier of the 82nd Airborne. Again the military and US Government would simply ignore the requests for his retirement and once fighting started in Korea 1st Lt. Palpatine would be one of the first deployed into action.
During the period between the Second World War and Korea many of the surviving veterans would begin to tell their story to anyone that would listen and especially the psychologists that were all to willing to listen; many of those that survived the Second World War were as well veterans of the First and some even further back and they were simply tired, their bodies ached and they complained of nightmares. In Palpatines case he never fully recovered and would suffer continuously from the tormenting pain and nightmares till they simply became second nature and forever change his sense of self and purpose; another famous case that made the headlines would be Private Maxwell Irving that suffered through abuse, torture, starvation and near execution by hanging. Irving was handed his papers for deployment while he was recovering in his Brooklyn home, he had been discharged from the Army do to having barbed wire embedded into his flesh, his left eye having been carved out and the destruction of his hamstring.
Irving was barley able to walk, he lived in tormenting pain from the barbed wire and was missing an eye, he was seeing a VA Psychiatrist for shell shock and needless to say this wounded vet was not ready for active duty especially seeing his trigger finger had been amputated at the second knuckle by his captures. Well come the first wave of deployment to Korea, Irving would find himself reenlisted and shipped off. His wife, parents and doctors would fight the military anyway they could to get Maxwell sent home; there pleas would initially fall on deaf ears and it wouldn’t be till he was wounded near fatally and one MASH doctor had the gumption to stand up to the infantry command and threatened to send a letter to Post back home about the abuse. Between the actions of Irving’s loved ones and the bravery of Dr. Schultz Pvt Maxwell Irving would find himself shipped home and discharged once more; Irving would be simply dumped in Sacramento California by the military and have to find his way home. Dr. Schultz would find himself being shipped off to a Battalion Aid Station where he would eventually find himself back in a MASH as a patient (Dr. Schultz was a FIP Veteran).
Warfare had changed again by Korea and the injuries sustained by the FIP were grievous and continuous, many thousands of the FIP would never leave Korea and those that did for many there time in hell was over; though for those lucky enough to still have a pulse and were able to keep fighting their time in the FIP program would continue. One famous FIP solider that was shipped home after his 15th wounding would be Tullius Kissinger who would suffer spinal damage from a bullet and his military career would end….though thats what he was told and thought, the other would be Rusty Rutherford who would fall from a medical helicopter on lift off and suffer extreme breaks and torn tendons and ligaments throughout the right side of his body. His wounds sent him home in 1953 and yet the military deemed him service worthy and come 1965 he was back in the saddle and off to the jungles of Vietnam.
The military was able to dodge the angry civilians about the mistreatment of the FIP during Korea and claim that they were simply weapons against the Communists, it was there duty as American FIP to serve and die for freedom and democracy, though while it cowed many a handful of Americans would not be impressed with the Military’s excuses this would include President Harry Truman that would make allot of noise to end the FIP experiment and bring those boys and men home. Though by 1952 even Give’em Hell Harry would be silenced and it would be many years later before Truman would speak up again…..though in vain as US was preparing for Vietnam. Another voice that would have spoken out against the FIP would have been President John F Kennedy though an assassins bullet in Texas silenced the sitting President before the military suffered yet another Presidential Embarrassment.
1953 -1965 there was an ever growing tension between the liberal politicians, officers and citizens versus the more patriotic conservative politicians, officers and civilians over the disgrace of the FIP veterans; seeing that none of them received their awards or benefits and many would find themselves discharged and dumped in a city that wasn’t there home. While others like Wilhuff Palpatine, Rusty Rutherford and Montgomery Hilliard would find themselves shipped back to base to work in Recruitment and Drill. This would be the fate for many within the program, there life would be war and the military simply because they wore the FIP patch on their uniform; it was supposed to be a badge of honour though for those in the program it was becoming nothing more than a curse.
Throughout the 50’s and 60’s the presence of the FIP was making many within the military uneasy as they had been nicknamed the Undead do to their inhuman like injuries, scars and undying nature. The US Government couldn’t have been happier seeing they were now able to confirm that the FIP program truly ignored the curse of age and these soldiers would be able to serve continuously till to broken to serve or die. Veterans like Palpatine had defied the odds and proved there worth to the military. Though for those in the program the curse was taking it’s toll and they wanted out, this would lead to many trying to break their contracts saying that they have met the clause of to injured to serve and had medical verification as evidence; though the military would argue that they could still, walk, talk and shoot and hence they could kill for there government.
By 1961 the FIP Program would become once again forgotten as the citizens focused on other things and the suffering of the FIP would fall on the hands of a few to keep the fires burning. Though as the nation shifted and once again war would be on the horizon many of the FIP would once again find themselves deployed or called back into uniform. The US Government wanted these immortal veterans to be the key to ending the Vietnam Conflict quickly and come 1965 America would be involved in war and this time the military would not find itself with the support of the people. To say the Vietnam War (1965 -1975) was unpopular would be an understatement. Also the US would not be prepared for this civil war and once the French pulled out it would be up to America to defeat the Communist Threat. the early days would be fought be the FIP and regular military, though once the draft was needed the gloves came off and the US Military would inject anyone and everyone with the serum in hopes to keep a few more swinging dicks in the Jungle.
By Vietnam the military learned there lesson and removed the FIP Patch from uniforms and started grabbing FIP Veterans from VA Hospitals for reenlistment; even if they were deemed to injured to serve. This would be the case for Tullius Kissinger and Maxwell Irving how were conscripted and kidnapped by the US. Army to fight in Vietnam and when their families wondered where they were the US War Department provided forged documents stating they reenlisted. What happened to Tullius Kissinger and Maxwell Irving was a drop in the bucket as thousands of FIP veterans would find themselves thrust back into uniform and end up laying dead within jungles of Vietnam.
The military would fight tooth and nail to keep the veterans in action and force the families into the military courtroom to contest the signatures. Many would simply give up seeing that fighting the military on their own turf was a futile and others simply couldn’t afford to keep fighting and would have to pray that their loved ones would come home alive. While others simply believed the Military and prayed for a safe return. From 1965 – 1968 most of the earlier FIP had been killed or sent home do to loss of limbs, and by the time the draft began 1969 the war in South East Asia had claimed many lives of the FIP and left countless loved ones back home grieving, though as the war raged on the American People quickly became disenfranchised by the war and began protesting.
The military would use this unrest as a way to simply shove the FIP Program of 1850 under the rug and just like they did in the 50’s and early 60’s during the unrest. Once again the people would forget about group of veterans and soldiers that where being unjustly used and abused in the name of democracy. Though for many within the FIP this would end up being the war that would eventually send them home broken and simply shells of the man they used to be; The most famous case would be Rusty Rutherford who fought in three wars, wounded hundreds of times and broke nearly every bone in his body from falling from a chopper not once but twice. Wilhuff Palpatine would end up being sent home a broken man that needed to relearn how to walk and use his hands, Tullius Kissinger that was so wounded that told him he would never walk again and thats if he survived the trip to a hospital, while Maxwell Irving would end up a shattered man that would take nearly 30 years of recovery and surgeries to have a semi normal life after his fifth trip to a MASH unit.
Doctors in the MASH units would report that the seasoned FIP soldiers where basically suicidal and cared nothing for their lives, they had to be forced to stay in beds, medicated heavily so they wouldn’t undo the surgical work and others would simply get out of bed and march broken and bleeding to the choppers and trucks to spare their commander from having to come get them. Dr. Heath’s after action reports stated that he spent more time wrangling the FIP veterans that simply didn’t care if they lived or died anymore, he reported that pain was normal to them and they knew their lives didn’t matter; they would state that if they could save a few normal’s before the good lord took them than so be it, by Vietnam these older FIP would be done with the continued abuse, fighting and torment.
Now one can call them ungrateful seeing the US Government gave them immortality, though at what cost these men would have to suffer for ages from the combat injuries and live in fear of yet another war calling them to action. The military had proven that they didn’t care about the troops of the program post 1900 and even those from prior to 1900 that remained had already been given a death sentence from every sitting president since minus Truman and Kennedy. By 1975 only a handful of FIP remained from the original program and even fewer from the 1900 – 1950 era; for those that would survive the 10,000 day war would end up shattered and broken suffering yet another renamed PTSD syndrome just adding to their continued torment.
Throughout the rest of the 20th century the FIP Program would simply become “Classified” and forgotten; stories of the program would be written about in novels, TV and movies with many of the surviving veterans finding themselves becoming action figures for the GI Joe Line and eventually animated cartoon characters with unique names. Come the 1980’s the FIP would be something of legend and the members nothing more than rumours and characters in comics, cartoons and video games; I remember my grandfather gave me his FIP Collection of Joe’s, Comic Books and Trading Cards when I turned 8 and I would read those books daily and I wanted to be just like those undying soldiers…..little did I know that they were real people and when I would first learn of the program I would be horrified that I once played war games with my friends with the toys and dressed up as them for Halloween.
I even bought my own children the toys when they came back out in the 2040’s and binged watched the old cartoons with them telling them who my favourites where and wondering what misadventures these GI’s would have come the remake of the series later that year. Though by the centuries end this program was all but forgotten about as a reality and no one could ever imagine that the Rusty, Wilhuff, Tullius, Reverdy, Nero, Carol, Alva, River, NJ and Wendell were real people and let alone sentenced to suffer in silence with Nero, and Wendell still serving and fighting for our country as FIP.
2001 – Present:
The Twenty First Century would kick off with a bang the FIP where all but forgotten and there antics where now upon the silver screen and being portrayed by Hollywood legends. Children would dress up as their favourite FIP Hero either pre retirement or post retirement…..that would be allot of makeup and prosthetic’s; as well the survivors of the program where learning that the injection would truly keep them young on the inside though decades of war, stress, pain and the tolls of battle would take it’s toll on them physically. They would begin to show the signs of ageing externally, wrinkles on the face, hair turning grey or white and there sexual libido fading, these immortal warriors were starting to look like grandfathers and quickly; many thought this was a sign the FIP serum was failing and they would eventually die while others simply understood that stress and environmental conditions were taking it’s toll on them.
By the tragedy of 2001 and the the new threat of further terrorist attacks the government would have once again a thrust in patriotism and well this would let them once again start injecting the the new recruits with the serum. They were creating a new batch of FIP soldiers and this time they were not saying anything about the program to anyone; seeing war again had changed and conventional warfare was out and modern warfare was all the rage. The super solider program would be what thrust America into the number one seat as the premiere national military, they figured with more squad and team based battles this would truly test the mettle of the soldier and one that can keep going after being shot was more valuable than one that simply goes into shock and dies.
This new thinking would be a new dawn for the FIP as they were no longer being thrust into the front lines over and over again as it cost money to keep retraining these soldiers. War had changed and so did the military, they could no longer rely on patriotism and eventually a draft to fuel the ever growing war machine, they needed warm bodies that stuck around. The FIP of the 21st century and only those that enlisted in 2001 and forward would fall under the new rules all the older vets where held to the original rules laid forth in 1900. The new rules would extend a soldiers age limit before retirement but not force the age just allow them to retire at the age of 75. The new FIP where given increase pay, benefits, housing and all rights of a regular soldier; they still where not told they had been injected with the FIP Serum.
Though those injected prior to 2001 where still considered property and used and abused; this would become a huge issue when Colonel Nero Caprio would be gravely injured in 2010. When the military would try to overrule the medical team caring for Nero and claim that he was still able to serve, this would create a heated situation as a few of medical corpsmen and doctors would take to social media and share the story of Colonel Caprio; it didn’t take long before the internet would explode with support for the medical staff and Caprio. Also the internet would begin exploding about the FIP Program of 1850 as pictures of Nero would be shared throughout and stories from other surviving members of the FIP about Nero or their own experiences, this would be when the government and the military would have to officially bring an end to the FIP Program of 1850. Though according to records uncovered by President Oliver McKeen he found evidence that the FIP Program was still being used on unwilling subjects as late as the 2040’s and 2050’s. One soldiers records shows that he was injected during his West Point Medical Exam in 2065 and according to those close to the President he believes that the UCAS Army has continued the program using the New Government Clause. McKeen Officially signed a Executive Order on January 30th 2075 bringing an end to the FIP Program for good.
Well for many within the FIP Program their patriotism would not be quelled sitting at home and even though these men should have stayed put and thanked their lucky stars they were still alive. Just after the events of 2001 the United Nations would put together a Counter Terrorist Airborne Ranger Unit the NATO 401st Airborne to fight against the ever growing Islamic Terrorist Threat and the Drug Cartels; they would seek volunteers and as well reactivate the reserve status of many of the FIP veterans now retired. Though for most of the 401st they would simply see the writing on the walls and beat the UN to the punch and sign on the dotted line once again, this would force wounded warriors back into action and yet again let them become used and abused by the government that had already forsaken them.
The 401st would last from 2001 -2018 when the entire division would be beaten down to simply 41 members remaining; those 41 would go onto be called the 41 Strong or the Original Bad Ass Brigade. We would learn from records submitted to evidence by Senator Maximilian Yates (F-Seattle) that the only surviving members of the 401st would be the FIP and history would go onto call the Inishmore Invasion of 2018 as the Last Stand of the FIP. We would learn that the US Government would as well forcefully recall members of the 82nd Airborne and 51st Recon back into action and ship them off to the United Kingdom to fight for their lives as well and for the survivors they would decree that the Inishmore Invasion of 2018 was the worst conflict they have ever been in; according to Reverdy Jamestown of the 82nd Airborne ” Those three days where sure hell, I have scene jungles, world wars, Nazi’s and even spent time within Auschwitz…..and at least in those wars you knew it was kill or be killed and we had a reason to be there, this time we were simply dumped into a trench and told to hold the line…..I know the Inishmore where illegally invading and needed to be stopped, but seriously they cranked up the jumper box to ten and made each day feel like a entire World War.” He goes on to state that between the weather, trenches, gas, tanks it no longer felt like a modern war and one from aeons ago, it was like I was back in the First World War and this time we had to hold the line or the war was over.
According to many within the 401st, 82nd, and 51st the politics behind this conflict was unknown and even to those in command it was simply a defence action. They would learn very quickly that it was a full fledged invasion and three day war, the survivors of the Inishmore Invasion of 2018 state that they went through hell and they hadn’t scene more war crimes committed by an opposing army since the Nazi Party. Over the course of three days October 3rd – 6th 2018 these FIP and regular soldiers would be thrust into a combat situation that was not part of their units training and function; the 401 where counter terrorism and a Airborne unit comprised of paratroopers, the 82nd Airborne would be an Army unit of paratroopers that were meant to be deployed behind enemy lines and the 51st was a Marine Corps unit made up of forward observers and special forces troopers that where trained to be as well deployed behind enemy lines…..not hold a line like infantry, though trained in infantry tactics those units would have better deployed behind the enemy lines and allowed to do what they do best and thats kill silently and swiftly…..when the motto of the 401st and 82nd is “Death From Above” well let them live up to the motto. In this reporters opinion the US Government was simply trying to remove as many of the FIP as they could before these men decided to speak to the press and release their military records to the public.
The FIP Program will officially come to an end January 30th 2075 and leave behind a laundry list of victims and shattered lives in it’s wake, those that still live are forced to live a life of torment and pain. These men are still shunned by the general public for being less than human and Undead for their undying nature; seeing immortality is simply not normal and even though medical science has created a new genetic cellular program that restores ones cells and undoes the damage caused by ageing somewhat, though it doesn’t turn back the clock just temporally pauses it. This new advancement would come to be in 2055 and would become available to only the extremely wealthy seeing it runs about a million credits for the first injection and one million per year upkeep; the newer updated advancement still has an upkeep injection required and lasts ten years and costs ten times as much.
With true immortality only being in the bodies of the FIP they are considered freaks and ungrateful for being gifted this for free, many say that war is a soldiers duty and complaining about continued fighting is unacceptable and unpatriotic as these men should be grateful for their gift and simply suck it up and stop complaining of the injuries. Modern advances in cyber and bio implants should be able to give these veterans some relief but in reality according to Dr. Wilbur Gravel an FIP Veteran and licensed Cyber Doctor he states that even if these men could get the cyber replacements it would simply fail as their nerves and tendons are far to damages to accept the implant. Even clonal replacements are out for these men, the damage from decades of war, mistreatment and repetitive injuries and not to mention exposure to chemical agents such as Chlorine, Agent Orange, Mustard Gas, and Sarin Gas has forever damaged these men and forced them to live a life of pain and suffering.
Dr. Gravel as well states that even Wilhuff Palpatine was forced to relearn how to use his left hand as the ligaments and bones in his thumb pad where beyond damaged. Many do get other cyber and bio implants that there bodies can handle to ease the pain but once the nerves are dead or damaged there is nothing medical science can do to repair the nerves; all we can do is prescribe medications and physical therapy in hopes to alleviate some of the suffering. Add in the decades or for some centuries of mistreatment and abuse and it simply becomes the normal and many find themselves self medicating or thrusting themselves into their work to have a moment of escapism; He states that he is not immune from the curse of the FIP and even though he knows better, he has found himself working dangerously long hours, forgoing medical treatment and simply ignoring his own injuries as a coping mechanism. This is simply the way the FIP have been groomed through our years and it is written into our DNA at this point, it will take something drastic for the remaining original FIP to break this programming, though our employers find our dedication to be invaluable but it does take it’s toll, and as I said I know better being a doctor. Gravel’s insight was something that I would never have been able to conclude myself and I thank Dr. Wilbur Gravel for his time.
Now with all the information about the program brought to the forefront, we can begin to delve into the long term consequences for those lucky enough to survive the countless wars and conflicts. The FIP Program of 1850 would bring many disastrous consequences that would be felt by the survivors for ages to come, one of the major impacts on these veterans would be the mental damage that war causes. It would be learned through the studies of many mental health professionals that veterans of the FIP program where far more susceptible to suffering PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and to silence the demons they would self medicate, or in the most extreme cases take their own lives.
Not discounting the harsh treatment these veterans would suffer from the many war injuries that would leave their bodies physically torn and scarred; they would as well be left to live with surgical steel, screws, plates, pins, bars and rods through out body holding them together. In some cases they would have stabiliser bars screwed into limbs and joints to hold the bones together while others would be left with deep scar tissue and nerve damage; though in all cases they would forced to live in extreme pain that would torment day and night. This is simply a side affect the government never considered and didn’t seem to care about when subjecting these men to the FIP injection, though whats worse is the mental torture and conditioning that these veterans would be forced to endure.
Now back when this program started and for the next 130 years the idea of soldiers suffering mentally from the traumas of war wasn’t even thought about, diagnosed or treated. There mental welfare wan’t even a concern and the men where simply expected to get up, get dressed and go fight regardless of the situation, their mental state wasn’t considered and didn’t matter. After the First and Second World War any war time mental stress was simply called “Shell Shock” and the veterans were simply told to get over it and told to march once again; come Vietnam it was called “Vietnam Era Stress Syndrome” or VESS for short; those men where simply forgotten about and either dumped on the street or tossed back out into the jungle.
This mental stress would be the number one killer of many within the program that would die from suicide or overdose do to the nightmares and flashbacks being to great for them to deal with. For the US War Department this was an added bonus seeing they didn’t have to support a dead veteran; though come 1980 when mental health professionals would bring PTSD to the forefront and officially list it as a mental health disorder the military would be forced to recognise it as a war wound and be obligated to treat the veterans of the FIP the same way they would for their physical injuries.
This change would become a godsend for the veterans that had spent decades suffering from PTSD and yet the US War Department would simply require there psychologists to misdiagnose the PTSD as something else thus allowing for the FIP veterans to continue service and have those retired be denied treatment. The suicide rate of the FIP veterans was significantly higher than those of the none FIP veteran and many case studies would be conducted through the 1980’s and 1990’s on the subject; come 2000 Dr. Ronald Gibbons would publish multiple articles, case studies and reports within the New England Journal of Medicine and the American Journal of Psychology regarding his findings relating to the FIP Program of 1850.
Ronald Gibbons would go onto write many books on the subject and as well write an autobiography called “My Trip Through Hell” regarding his own personal experiences within the FIP Program. This book would become a NY Times Best Seller and the number one book in the country for six months selling millions of copies in the first month alone. Dr. Gibbons would be the first FIP Veteran to break the wall of silence and openly speak of his experiences, his war stories and the miss treatment of the FIP veterans. Gibbons injected unwillingly in 1940 would go on to serve in the second world war, Korea and Vietnam before being wounded badly enough to force his retirement in 1969. He would go to speak of his experiences once he was discharged after the war and how he was simply dumped in a random American city, with nothing more than some spending money, his duffel and uniform; Dr. Gibbons would find himself a stranger in a strange land and end up homeless living on the street.
He would state that a feeling of helplessness came over him, he was confused and unable to function in polite society. He would end up drinking and doing drugs to keep the nightmares at bay and numb the pain that tormented him daily. He even stated he attempted suicide numerous times and was in and out of jail for public drunkenness, petty theft and drug possession. He goes onto state that he was one of the lucky ones, he became a Christian while in jail for drug possession and would begin his education process while locked up between 1980 -1985. Dr. Gibbons would clean himself up, find a job and put himself through medical school, his VA Collage Grant was denied and while living in a small one room apartment above a pizzeria where he worked he would turn his life around and begin to dedicate his life to helping others suffering from PTSD and especially the FIP veterans.
His work would be the leading reason the FIP Program officially would be de funded and close it’s doors officially in 2010; though we know from inside sources that the FIP Program of 1850 is still operating behind closed doors within the US War Department. Dr. Gibbons would go onto publish further studies on the effects of living forever and how the human body and mind is not meant to live for more than a century; stating that living to watch your loved ones perish, the world changing and a feeling of isolation can become overwhelming and at times becomes far harder to deal with than the horrors of war.
Gibbons who is still working within the Common Wealth would state that watching your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren grow old and die leaves you with a feeling of helplessness and guilt begins to way heavily on your soul. Grief is simply a byproduct of PTSD and with each and ever death we are burdened further; having grown older on the outside but simply remaining young and watching those you love die is a burden I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy.
Through Gibbons own accounts and his research he would learn that not only would the FIP veterans be forced to endure war time injuries and PTSD for ages they would as well be forced to endure homelessness and poverty that many would never be able to escape. He states that from hi own account and speaking with Rusty Rutherford, Reverdy Jamestown, Sherman Finesilver, and Charles Butler he would learn that they as well suffered the same fate and this would ring true for all the discharged FIP Veterans. They would find themselves dumped in either their home town or a random strange city some money in there wallet and their gear. No decompression time, no retraining for reentry into the civilian world, and no pension or Social Security Disability or Veterans Benefits; these men would be forced to survive anyway they could.
The lucky ones would forge forward through their wounds and PTSD thrusting themselves into their work and never allowing themselves to slow down out of fear of the nightly demons. This would create further mental distress and create an addiction situation, the most famous of cases regarding to becoming a workaholic would be Wilhuff Palpatine and Dover Davis who would push themselves to excel at their chosen professions, educational goals and work close to 100 hours a week and sleep only when exhaustion would overtake them. Dr. Gibbons would state that even if they were able to defeat the depression and suicidal thoughts they were still subjected to a form of addiction and would simply become addicts to the job to silence the nightmares.
Another famous case would be Rusty Rutherford as well interviewed by Dr. Gibbons for his book “Who Really Wants to Live Forever” would state that when Rusty was discharged from Vietnam for war injuries in 1975 he would find himself back in Asbury Park with a few hundred dollars and noting more than the close on his back and a few personal affects. His most recent combat injuries still seeping and needing care he was forced to live on the streets after a few weeks, he would eat out of a dumpster and ended living in abandoned car till he was able to get his life together. He stated that those first few months where harder than anything I had ever been exposed to, at least in the Marine Corps you had a routine, order, and you knew what was expected of you; get up, fight, get hurt, get patched up and fight again….it might not have been pretty but at least you had purpose. Civilian life was alien and after being a Marine for over thirty years this was hell on earth.
I was lucky that Asbury Park was needing police officers and do to my veteran status I was hired and would be able to escape the streets. Though I watched helpless as many other FIP vets would not be so lucky and he reports that he would discover or be called to the body of other not so luck vets that would die on the streets either to addiction, violence or suicide….it was a real sobering moment for me he stated and it would become a driving force within my career. He as well stated that he was beyond dedicated to his career and he stated when he was on duty he was awake and the demons would be at bay, so work kinda became form of self therapy. This is the pattern for many within the program once they would be deposited onto the streets and into the civilian world; some would be lucky enough to have a family and a support network but this was again the rarity and not the normal.
A common trend with the FIP veterans was the fear of being recalled as they sat forever on the reserve list, they feared that a new war would happen that would force even their broken bodies back into action. This fear simply added to the pressures they already faced daily and top it with extreme pain brought on by poorly treated war injures and chemical exposure these vets would develop a work through the pain mentality add the fact that many distrusted the medical profession after being abused and mistreated in military hospitals many FIP veterans would simply forgo medical treatment and only when forced would enter a hospital or doctors office.
One such case would be Reverdy Jamestown who stated that he had been shot by a street tough and simply ignored the wound that caused his body to burn and than grow cold from the blood loss. He stated that he simply went to a cafe, ordered coffee, opened a salt shaker and poured the contents into his open wound then tried to seal the wound with his zippo. Reverdy stated he was within the thousand yard stare and wouldn’t snap out of it till police and emergency personnel where trying to tend to him. This is another example of the trauma that these men are forced to go through, they are so used to being shot or injured and self medicating or waiting to die that they just consider it to be just another day and go on. An injury that would send us to the grave or to the hospital these men ignore and forget about, they self administer medical care and carry on; while others simply ignore the injury and die; this is the day and life of a FIP veteran.
Famous FIP Program Survivors:
I will now begin to present you with the FIP Surviving Veterans that come from original program with only one exception being Travis Bellmunt the 12th. Travis is on this list seeing he is verification that the FIP program was still in action, seeing he was injected during his West Point medical exam in 2065 thus proving that the FIP was still being given alas in secret. I am bringing these people to light simply because I feel they have earned it and they are owed our respect, regardless of how you feel about the military or war; these men have sacrificed greatly to keep us free and for that I thank them all from the bottom of my heart.
Without the FIP we as a country would not exist and without the FIP we would not be able to speak our minds and express our opinions, love or hate these men they are all heroes and hopefully one day they will receive the proper accolades and awards owed to them for the countless actions of heroism they have shown throughout the worst time in history. I am simply asking anyone that decides to write anything about the hero’s below to be respectful; though these men have fought and bleed for your rite to hate them and speak your mind, I am simply asking to keep this page professional and factual.
The FIP listed below have all risen from the ashes and become prominent members of our society from Tullius Kissinger to Oliver McKeen these men are Senators, Governors, Police Command, Military Officers, Business Owners and Government Officials; they started off with nothing more than few dollars in there wallets, living on the streets or suffering with the families from a silent killer in their heads. They are living proof that in America you can accomplish anything if you simply apply yourself and each and everyone of these men are a true role model and someone that I wouldn’t mind my own children and grandchildren becoming like.
I as well want to state that the FIP Veterans need to be respected and lets start a petition to bring an end to the endless movies and television programs about these men; even Hollywood Legend Theodore Delcord refuses to take on any of these roles including playing himself, To marginalise these men as comic book, trading card, action figure or cartoon stars is to slap them all in the face and slap the face of all that are no longer here. I understand we need to learn from our past and through proper documentaries, and factual movies we can honour the FIP and their legacy, lets remember that when we put down a few prepared words for the FIP. I am extending an invitation to Senator Maximilian Yates (F-Seattle) to provide some words about the FIP veterans seeing he personally knows many if not all on this list and has a way with words.
Page Written By: Douglas Washington Seattle World News
Dr. Wilhuff Palpatine (1850): Dr. Palpatine or better known as Jarred Kevin Mitchel when he was younger seemed to already go by assumed names long before his days in the CIA. Palpatine is a true statesman and patriot serving this country from well before the Civil War. His military records show that he fought within the War of 1812 and was already an ageing officer come the start of the FIP Program; we can understand how Palpatine would be interested in such a military program seeing his recorded birthday is March 1st 1790. Birth Records show that he was born Wilhuff Sheev Palpatine within the state of New York and would go onto to join the Cavalry in 1803, he is our eldest of the FIP Program and would go onto to serve an lustrous career and fight in countless wars and territory disputes. He would retire at the rank of First Lieutenant after being denied countless promotions during his 125 year run within the FIP Program, though we must not forget that Palpatine served our great nation from 1803 and has roots within our American Revolution.
POTUCAS. Oliver McKeen (1895): Our fine President Oliver McKeen was given the serum late in his military career as well, a member of the Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War (1861 – 1865) and defecting to the Union after the Battle of Gettysburg (1863). McKeen would join the cavalry at the young age of 16 and would survive the many dangerous and bloody battles to come. He is another of our seasoned statesman and patriots within the FIP Program, McKeen was already pushing elder status and had lived beyond the normal natural lifespan of a human at the time. His birth date on record is June 6th, 1845 and he would be within his forties when he received the FIP Serum, McKeen was born in Richmond Virginia and is very proud of his southern heritage, though for this former confederate soldier he stated that slavery was the number one issue for him and the reason he defected; he couldn’t stand the idea of owning another human being and once his commanders made it clear as to exactly why the south was seceding he fled to the Union and never looked back.
Dr. Sherman Finesilver (1850): Sherman born within a mining town in Pennsylvania would join the US Cavalry once he turned 13 and would dedicate the next 125 years of his life to the program. Sherman born in 1837 would watch as the world changed around him and as he states “Not for the better” He would end up being severely wounded twice during the Civil War at the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg where he would learn the painful lesson that being FIP was simply a curse and not a reward. Sherman would end up serving till 1970 when a snipers bullet would lodge into his spine and end his military career; though for Sherman this was only the start to his journey through hell as he would become homeless and destitute after being discharged from the Army. He would work his fingers to the bone and battle addiction and legal issues before becoming the kindly old doctor we know today; according to his records he would become doctor in September of 1987 and he has since diedicated his life to public service and fighting for the little guy.
Rusty Rutherford (1941): Good old Rusty the loudest voice against the FIP Program and its forceful practices. Rusty was injected without his consent just after he joined the US Navy in 1941 when he arrived at his port of call Pearl Harbour within Hawaii. For a Jersey Boy from the shore this was a tropical paradise and soon it would become his living hell. Rusty was born on February 15th 1923 within Asbury Park New Jersey and he would go onto serve within three wars and countless conflicts between 1941 -1975. His military occupation was to be a naval gunner officer and after the attack on Pearl Harbour he would be redeployed to the US Marine Corps where he would spend the rest of his military career. Reports indicate the Rutherford was the programs most injured soldier and would be deployed back to the front after barley recovering from career ending injuries; this man fought within the bloodiest battles of the Pacific Theatre the battle of the Iwo Jima and would be one of the brave marines that planted Old Glory in that iconic image. Rusty gravely wounded after the five weeks of fighting, would be shipped off to a medical camp and his actions of bravery and his involvement in the raising of the flag be ignored seeing he was FIP. Rusty would eventually be discharged from service in March of 1975 after once again falling from a medical helicopter and breaking every bone once again on his right side; if the bullet wound and shrapnel wasn’t bad enough poor Rutherford would have to suffer the painful process of having his bones reset, stabilisers screwed in and other surgical steel, screws, rods and pins implanted in hopes to allow him some quality of life.
Dr. Dover Barton (1850): Another old timer within the FIP is Dover Barton who would as well fight within the War of 1812 and share the birth year of Wilhuff; though Dover’s birth date would be a few months after making him younger by weeks. Dover Barton born within New York on May 5th 1790 would go onto to become the most fiercest of the FIP soldiers and fight for this great nation at ever turn, even after undergoing starvation and torture at the hands of the Nazis during World War Two Dover would continue to serve till 1975 when he would be to injured for continued service; though according to Dover this wasn’t by choice and he simply took it on the chin and kept going doing as expected. Barton would end up sticking by the side of Wilhuff Palpatine the other old timer in the program and hope that one day the FIP stories will be told and they would be able to once again look proudly to Old Glory; Dover remarks about how the FIP where simply forgotten and forsaken, they were used till there bodies simply gave out and their minds where shattered; he hopes that one day the FIP will be remembered for their sacrifices and service to this great nation and counted as veterans of both domestic and foreign wars. Welcomed into the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) but forsaken by their own government is heartbreaking. Dover Barton has served for ages within the nations military and should be thanked for his dedicated and loyal service, he states that many of the FIP have been arrested for simply putting on their uniforms and marching within Veterans Day and Memorial Day Parades; this he states is unfathomable and unforgivable.
Reverdy Jamestown (1863): Another old timer from the FIP Program, Reverdy Jamestown the Brother of Oliver McKeen and as well fighting within the Civil War (1861 – 1865) for the confederate south within the Virginia Cavalry. Reverdy would as well defect to the Union after the Battle of Gettysburg for very similar reasons. He would go onto serve in countless wars and become a prisoner of war during the Second World War where he would be tortured, starved and beaten within the concentration camp known as Auschwitz. Reverdy would end his military career in 2011 after being severely injured during the War in Iraq and be thrust back into service in 2018 for the Inishmore Invasion, Reverdy would start his career within the Cavalry, than within the 101st Airborne and eventually within the 82nd Airborne before he was officially retired and forgotten in 2018. Reverdy was born within Richmond Virginia on December 25th, 1848; Reverdy would be only 13 when he joined the cavalry and would dedicate the next 150 years of his life to the military with 148 of those years fighting on behalf of the Union.
Nero Caprio (1850): Good old Nero Caprio, this man is a true hero and legend within the FIP Program. Nero was one of the first to be injected and lead the stampede that would come. He has valiantly served our nation for generations and done so proudly and without regret. Nero would go to fight within the Civil War and every major and minor conflict between 1830 through 2010 and even partake within the fabled Inishmore Invasion of 2018. He would lead the Santa Fe Ring from afar and allow for that city to prosper, he has always put others lives before his own and against all odds he has become one of the premier gunfighters of the west. Nero served within the Cavalry, then into the US Army with the 101st Airborne and ending his career with the 82nd Airborne; Nero would enter the program as highly decorated Colonel and after fighting and protecting the westward expansion to becoming a true friend of the natives, fighting against the outlaws to joining them in the fight against corruption. Nero has taken a very bad and toxic situation and turned it into a rose garden. Nero’s records show he was born within London England on July 4th 1798 and immigrated to America shortly before the War of 1812 and at the age of 14 years old he would join the Americans in their fight against his own people. He would go on to a very illustrious career within the Cavalry and become the face of the new FIP Program; Nero has but one regret and that is if he knew what the program was going to turn into he wouldn’t have signed on the dotted line and chose to allow himself to pass normally and not condemn countless to a life of torment and suffering and for that he is truly sorry.
Tullius Kissinger (1948): The legend of Tullius Kissinger is one for the ages, this man has taken sour grapes and turned them into wine. Kissinger would join the US Army just after the Germans would surrender and we would enter into the Cold War with Russia, he states that he felt it was his civic duty to serve the nation that he loved so. Kissinger would be given the serum in secret during a routine exam while in basic training, Tullius was an infantryman and so once we entered the Korean conflict Tullius would kiss his wife Sarah goodbye and be shipped off to the 38th parallel to defeat communism and fight for the freedom of the South Koreans. Tullius would be away from home for three years and end up wounded multiple times while fighting on the parallel, though for Tullius the war and his military career would end when a snipers bullet would lodge into his spine and render Tullius partially paralysed from the waist down. Well he thought his career was over and he would begin his life as a night watchmen for the Nashville Police Department when a routine trip to the VA hospital in 1965 would become a living nightmare for Tullius as he was forcefully reenlisted and shipped of to Vietnam where he would spend the next four years trying to stay alive. Tullius would end up proving that his heroic deeds weren’t done multiple times and that he was way to stubborn to die; though come 1969 during the Tet Offensive he would become far to injured to remain in the war as one of his injuries would aggravate his prior spinal injury and fearing he wold never walk again the military dumped the broken and wounded Tullius stateside with nothing more than a pat on the back and zero way to get home.
Arthur Rummy (1850): Good Old Rummy well at least thats what they called him back in those days, this old timer was another of the first round of volunteers for the ill fated program. Rummy like Nero above would enter the program at an already seasoned age, he started serving this nation back in 1804 at a ripe old age of 11 when he would be enlisted into the US Cavalry instead of being sent to jail for robbery. Rummy would prove that he had evolved and put his criminal ways behind him and quickly rise through the ranks and by the time of the Civil War (1860 -1865) he would hold the rank of Colonel and sadly do to his enrolment into the FIP program Rummy wouldn’t see another promotion and many of his earned medals would be forsaken. He would go from a highly valued and decorated officer with promotions authorised and signed by some of this counties most famous of Presidents including his final promotion of Colonel being personally awarded by Abraham Lincoln; to being forsaken and forgotten. Rummy would end up serving through countless conflicts and end his career within the 82nd Airborne during the Iraq War in 2010 when he would be severely injured covering for one of his men who’s parachute failed to open during a mission. Rummy has been the icon of heroism throughout his career and would also be one of the loudest voices in there defence when it came to the miss treatment and neglect; we owe Colonel Arthur Rummy our thanks and many, many awards and promotions.
Father Russel Bookman (1850): The good old US Cavalry Chaplin that would help spearhead the FIP Program onto the map, a decision he ended up regretting in the coming years though at the time he felt this was a needed way to help in the sparing of the many by damning the few. His religious views aside this Catholic Chaplin was already fighting an uphill battle during the early part of the 19th century do to his religion and when the FIP Program was in it’s infancy the church looked at the program as a front to God and his plan for mankind; Bookman’s forward thinking and his progressive nature saw the program as a way to help spare the masses while damning the few to an eternity in Hell…..Oh if he only knew. Bookman would go onto serve throughout the program within the Cavalry, 101st Airborne and end his career in the 82nd Airborne; he would remain stalwart to his faith throughout and even when subjected to brutal torture at the hands of the Nazis during the War To End All Wars he never once wavered and held true. Bookman would end up being retired during the war in Iraq when the medical centre he worked at was bombed by the Islamic Terrorists of ISIS; this injury would end his career and force Bookman into retirement and back to his home within Brooklynn New York. Bookman would end up back in the uniform come 2018 demoted and forced into the infantry after visiting a VA Hospital to get the screws in his stabiliser bars adjusted; he would find himself back in the 82nd Airborne and heading off to fight in the Inishmore Invasion of 2018. The good father was forced to fight for his life and forgo his vows to never take a life, and when the smoke cleared Russel would be gravely wounded and his faith shattered; Bookman would leave the clerical life behind and enter the world of law enforcement as a way to cope with his shattered soul, mind and heart: what the Nazi’s could break his own government destroyed leaving Bookman a old and broken man.
Tudor Yates (1915): Mr. Yates here would enter the program at the start of the first world war when he would volunteer for the Army to help the war effort. A deep seated patriotism would send Tudor off to the trenches of Europe and turn this family man into a Dough Boy; Tudor would be one of the unlucky ones that would be injected while he was in the medical bunkers after being stabbed after a German offensive would siege his trench. Barley recovered from the stomach wound he was thrust back into action numerous times and would end up fighting within some of the bloodiest conflicts of the Great War. Tudor would see the First Battle of the Somme (1916) and Second (1918), his personality and his quick wit would keep the moral high and Tudor would go onto save countless lives during these battle at great risk to his own life. Unknowing of his enrolment into the FIP program he would go onto to be the one NCO that one could call a true hero as he left the trenches time and time again to pull men to medical and out of the dead man’s zone; Tudor would be gravely wounded during the second Battle of the Somme (1918) when he would be hit numerous times by machine gun fire and have to crawl through the mud and gore back to the medical to die. Having his legs destroyed by gunfire he figured it was all over and he would either be going home in a box or chair; though for Tudor it would only get worse as the military would simply recall him years later for the Pacific Theatre of second world war where he would fight once again though this time within the US Marine Corps. Tudor would end up gravely wounded during Iwo Jima and find himself retired from service do to irreparable damage to his legs and lower back. Years later Tudor would volunteer for the ill fated 401st Counter Terrorism Airborne division and find himself thrust into the Inishmore Invasion of 2018; he would return a broken and shattered man unknowing if he would ever walk or have use of his left hand again, but at least he returned home to his beloved wife.
Charles Butler (
1901 1850): The one they call the invincible one Captain Butler would be entered into the program just after they went non voluntary and just after he graduated from West Point. Butler would start his career within the US Cavalry and end his career nearly 100 years later during Desert Storm as part of the 101st Airborne when the invincible one would be taken down by machine fire and have his legs and arms destroyed; he would be lucky that all he would loos would be a single toe and finger in the process but for Butler the other injuries where to great for him to continue and his career would end in 1992. Butler would be the scourge of the battlefield during his many conflicts and his bravery was unyielding as he would led numerous charges into enemy fire with a cavalry sabre in one hand and his side arm in the other, this man was one that the Army was proud to have and would often use Butlers iconic image with him on horseback, horse reared up sabre in the air as promotional material and trust me it worked; many wanted to be like the Invincible one and many would go to the grave trying to follow in his footsteps. Butler was lucky and blessed and by the end of his career he would hold the record of being the most wounded of the FIP with Wilhuff and Nero holding a close second; Butler would define what it meant to be a hero and do to him countless lives were saved and one conflict would be brought to an end during the second world war when he charged a machine gun bunker by himself armed only with a sub-machine gun and clear out the bunker and destroy the big guns and machine guns that had him and his men pinned down.
Wesley Reid (1940): Reid’s entrance into the FIP was another of secrecy as he was injected seconds after he arrived at boot camp; he was forced into the military over going to jail for crimes committed in Chicago. The Second World War would test the mettle of this hardened criminal yet he would overcome his past and arise a new man reborn in hell Reid would prove to be a valuable solider and one that was willing to go the extra mile. Reid would have a short run in the FIP Program after being severely wounded during the famous D-Day Invasion (June 6th – 1944). He would go onto be one of the most famous veterans of the Invasion of Normandy (1944) when he would storm the beaches early on the first day and end up saving many lives dragging the wounded back to medical and behind cover; even while wounded he continued to press on and fight like he never fought before. Reid has stated that D-Day was a make it or break it battle we either were victorious or the entire war was lost, he continues with thats allot of pressure to be put on such young boys. Reid continued I guess it’s a generation thing, back than we simply bleed red, white and blue patriotism was in our blood and the Nazi’s were pure evil….and for me to say that well thats saying something. Reports from Reid and other veterans of D-Day would state that they were scared but it was all or nothing and to die on the beach was better than dying in the surf so you swallowed hard and charged through the blood and gore, even when the men ahead of you are being gunned down by machine gun fire you kept going…..we simply went tunnel vision and became numb inside. Reid wounds from D-Day would be to great for him to continue military service and he would return to Chicago to become the cop of cops and eventually the Mayor before returning to the police force; Reid states that his time in hell saved his life and if he hadn’t been given the chance to serve in the Army he might have ended up in jail, executed or killed on the streets and for that he is eternally grateful
William Geronimo (1845): Little is known about William beyond the fact that he was the first test subject of the FIP Program; the military subjected Geronimo to countless abuses and torturous experiments between 1845 – 1850. The old Apache warrior survived the tests and experiments eventually thriving from the renewed vigour; it would be William’s successful results that would have the military give the green light for the program to go live and begin injecting their own men. What we do know is that William would end up serving with Nero Caprio and the two would become very close friends with Caprio going above and beyond to protect William from racially motivated attacks and accusations; William would be severely wounded during the Civil War (1860 -1865) and do to Nero coming to his aid and defence Geronimo would receive proper medical care and payment. Geronimo would leave the Cavalry with a few others that would become the Santa Fe Ring; these men would all eventually become part of the Ring as many would have their careers cut short during the Lincoln County Merchant Wars (1878 – 1879). Geronimo would remain within Santa Fe and be the voice of peace between the warring Natives and Englishman; Geronimo holds no ill will towards the Americans for what they did to him and states that if it wasn’t for Nero he would have suffered far worse treatment; yes the Military made sure that I would never become one with the wheel but Nero gave me hope that one day there would be peace between our people. If I am to be an outcast for my undying nature than I will spend my days fighting on behalf of Nero to end corruption and restore peace.
Kennedy McCain (1940): Let the Piper Play, McCain the Scotsman that ended up living within California would join the US Marines to gain his citizenship papers and when war broke out in Europe again he was more than happy to return the favour and fight on behalf of the nation that welcomed him and fight to defend the land of his birth. McCain would fight throughout the Second World War and his bagpipes would be the only thing that would keep his sanity and help keep the moral of the men high. He would storm the beaches of Normandy with his pipes blaring for all to hear, McCain felt that this battle needed the motivation of his pipes and his bravery….some say stupidity. McCain would end up ditching the pipes early and picking up a weapon when the fighting intensified, though the sounds of the pipes of peace could be heard down the beach from one of the Scotsman who would also be hailed the Mad Piper. McCain would end up badly wounded near the end of the engagement and after a quick trip to medical he would be back in action with the blue FIP patch on his uniform. McCain originally injected in 1940 would receive multiple other injections throughout the second world war. His military career would not end till 2018 and he would go onto serve with the USMC 51st Advanced Recon were he would go onto to be one of the Ashen Riders retiring at the rank of Colonel McCain would be one of the few FIP members that would receive promotions yet he was denied his medals and pay raises. McCain would be the voice of reason and lead the charge against the FIP Program and it’s abuses once he learned of it’s existence and the doctrine that the high brass and suits followed. Kennedy didn’t care if he ever saw a purple heart, gold star or medal of honour but he would be damned if his men would be denied simply do to an injection they never asked for. McCain would testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee back in 2005, 2016 and again in 2020 after his forced retirement; McCain all fired up would demand that the committee vote to bring an end to the program and the mistreatment of those subjected to the serum, his Scottish blood boiled through his opening remarks and questioning with nothing ever coming from it other than “We will look into it”. So in 2075 when he testified for a fourth time before the committee he was not sheepish and silent about his disdain for the program and what became of the men who served within. McCain understands that his voice and outrage is what kept the stars of his collar and kept the military thrusting him into theatre after theatre but he hopes that in today’s political arena true change can be made and felt.
Senator. Nelson Rodger (1941): Nelson here is a one lucky individual and to still be alive after ages of warfare he is living proof that the FIP Program needs to be forgotten. Nelson would join the 101st Airborne at the start of World War 2 and be given the injection simply hours after being sworn in. Nelson would go to become one of the Airborne Ace Pilots that would rule the skies over Normandy (1944) as part of the Screaming Eagles; Nelson being a fighter pilot would keep him out of most of the dangers that lurked for the general infantry and paratroopers, Rodger would go to be shot down by enemy pilots 4 times throughout the World War 2 and each time he would suffer great wounds from the crash. Pilots of the 101st Airborne would prove that they are a the real deal and able to fight within and without their plane. Rodger would become a master of dog fighting and by the end of the war he would fly 115 successful missions and avoid being shot out of the sky; he would bring down many ace Nazi pilots and for this Lieutenant his days in the military were simply beginning. Rodger would eventually be transferred to the US Air Force where he would receive a promotion to Captain and lend air support to our boys on the ground throughout Korea and Vietnam. Rodger would end up being the least damaged of the FIP as he was a very successful fighter pilot and able to fly circles around many of our enemies; though when he would become injured the damage was catastrophic. The War Department decreed that as long as Nelson could sit in the cockpit, operate the instruments and shoot down the enemy than it didn’t matter what damage his body sustained. By the 1980’s they would transfer Nelson once again to the US Navy and return his status to Lieutenant (this would be a direct equivalent to his Air Force rank) and have him command the Navy’s new Top Gun Program. Nelson would fly over 1,000 missions for the US military during the countless conflicts and secret missions; he would have a 100% success rate and only end being shot down 12 times. Though by the War in Afghanistan (2001) now Commander Rodger would find himself in a very terrifying situation; throughout his career Rodgers needed to be put back together again on more than one occasion. During a night mission when he was returning to the USS John C after a successful mission his right hand became paralysed as the G forces bent some of the pins holding his hand and wrist together. The sudden extreme pain and lack of feeling and movement would cause the ace pilot to miss the landing and come to a abrupt stop when his F-16 would slide of the deck and into the ocean. Rodger would end being rescued and would survive the ordeal though his days within the US Navy where over and once recovered the government would decree him still fit for service and ship him off to Montana to serve within the US Army and a division known as the Devil Dogs. Rodgers would eventually end his military career during the Great Tragedy of 2018 and eventually run for the UCAS Senate winning his first campaign in 2022 and the rest is history.
Dr. Wilbur Gravel (1851): Remember when I said the military was all about injecting their medical staff with the serum, well meet one of the first doctors and surgeons to become an FIP member. Dr. Gravel was injected in 1851 when he volunteered for the program after reading all the provided documents. Gravel was a long time officer within the US Cavalry and served within the medical division putting our boys back together again; now at the time medical school was something special and unique as being a doctor back than was more about guess work over practical knowledge. Gravel would receive his medical degree in 1825 and from their become invaluable to the US Cavalry as he was knowledgeable enough to bypass the guessing game and perform surgery successfully during a time when patient death was quite common. Gravel would serve during a time when their were no articles of war and medical camps where just as likely to be hit with cannon fire as the battlefield was and he would not escape grave injury numerous times. Though for gravel regardless of how many times he would end up on the receiving end of bullet or shrapnel he would simply go on ignoring his own wounds in order to save the wounded.
He recalls one time during the Second World War when the Nazi’s began bombing the medical camp he would thrust himself onto the wounded soldier he had just opened up in order to save the patient from shrapnel and debris. Throughout the bombing campaign Gravel would continue the surgeries and it would become obviously clear that he was wounded till he collapsed after a 8 hour surgery; Gravel would learn that he had a piece of shrapnel embedded in his right calf and piercing the bone. For Gravel this would become a running trend throughout his career within the FIP Program, he would work dangerously long hours, push his staff to the brink of collapse and the wounded always came first. He would end up suffering multiple heart attacks from the stress and find himself on the wrong side of enemy fire numerous times; the Army would come to depend on Dr. Gravel and his legendary skills so discharging or allowing him to retire was out of the cards. As the decades passed by Gravel would simply become more ornery though his bed side manner may be something of legend, his skills as a surgeon were unsurpassed and he would save countless lives with his quick thinking and generations of skills…..though don’t expect a warm reception in post opp from Gravel.
His military career would come to an end in 1983 during the Invasion Grenada, Gravel would find himself once again deep in a jungle only a few miles from the fighting in a MASH unit where guerrillas where ambushing the American and NATO forces Gravels MASH unit would be mistaken for a Army Base Camp and would come under heavy fire. during the 16 hour assault Gravel and his staff worked tirelessly through surgeries simply waiting for the Army to send support. Gravel states that when the OR was stormed and the bullets started flying ‘I simply tossed myself over my patient that I just closed up and well pain tore through my body” Once the Army arrived to rescue the medical camp they would find everyone dead except for Dr. Gravel and his patient who were both knocking on heavens door. Gravels injuries where so sever that he was forced into retirement and sent back to Seattle Washington. The real issue for the US Military would come once Gravel was retired as he would routinely speak out against the FIP Program and it’s abuses, recalling conflicts between medical and command over sending a FIP member home or not. He would testify multiple times before the Senate and would become the number one witness against the government and its own war crimes regarding the abuses levied onto the FIP soldiers.
Arthur Crane (1902): Poor old Crane the angry Texan that has a serious chip on his shoulder and well suffering from many bones being chipped and spurs caused by his many countless injuries. Crane would start of his military career in 1862 fighting within the Civil War (1860 -1865) and fight on behalf of the Confederacy within the Texas First. Ending up a prisoner of war after the Battle of Gettysburg (1863) he would be given the option of being hanged or join the Union forces; Crane would decide to spare his neck and fight on behalf of the Union seeing he couldn’t stomach slavery and well execution wasn’t something he desired. Crane would not receive the FIP injection till after the Spanish American War (1898) and just into the new century. Crane would be initially part of the Cavalry but by the start of the Great War (1915 -1918) he would find himself within a armoured unit and a tank commander bringing in the new age of conventional warfare. Crane being a small man would excel within the armoured division and quickly earn the moniker Stamps for stomping out the enemies with his precise shooting and brilliant tactile mind. If you wonder if tank commanders get wounded well simply take a quick look at Cranes medical report and you will see many injuries that would make ones skin crawl. He as well was a nightmare for the doctors to keep in medical, seeing Captain Crane had very little self preservation instincts left and would simply prefer to be inside his M1 versus laying on a cot in medical. Once we went back to war in the Europe Crane would be transferred to the 51st Advanced Recon Armour Division within the USMC to serve under Colonel Elliot Ness. Crane would continue to serve throughout the twentieth century and end his career in 1992 when the tank he was commanding would be struck by a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) and he would suffer grave injuries including the loss of his left eye, hearing damage and countless broken bones….he was lucky to survive and if he was a few inches closer to the explosion the liquid copper would have ended his life sending him home in a box not a chair. Crane would end up within the chair and a broken man after his time within the USMC and FIP. Though he proves that he is Texas strong and managed to teach himself to walk and while visiting a VA Hospital for his medication he would as well find himself back in uniform and back within the Iron Cavalry fighting for his life in Scotland during the Inishmore Invasion of 2018.
Ralph Rivers (1875): General Ralph Rivers would prove that even a beaten down old dog can rise to new heights, this poor old man would go from a veteran of the Civil War (1860 -1865) to fighting in every conflict from 1830 through 1985 when he would retire from service do to his injuries keeping him from active duty. Rivers would go onto be a school teacher from Missouri who would migrate to Seattle where he would lay down his roots and start a family. Rivers would simply vanish into the hum drum life of suburbia as he worked diligently within the Lynnwood school system; little did anyone know that the beloved school teacher with the southern accent was the formidable and fierce US Army Captain that would crawl through hell numerous times and be spat back out. For Rivers the military was all he knew and all he understood so fighting and war was simply the price to be paid and all soldiers hope they never “Pay in Full” but for Rivers once the Army tossed him out broken and beaten like a an old dog, he would pick himself up by the bootstraps find a new job and move forward. This old FIP would become the beloved school teacher known as “Canal” or the “Conductor” for his fancy of Trains and his musical talent; seeing Mr. Rivers would always keep a model steam engine on his desk and was always writing and conducting the school musicals and concerts, Canal comes from his dutiful eye when it comes to collecting hall passes. Rivers personally would be put through hell within the FIP and see the worst of humanity and sadly once a civilian war would find him again in 2073 dragging Rivers back into uniform though this time willingly. Rivers would go to become the highest ranked man within the UCAS Army and as well become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs; for once one of the FIP had been respected though it would take the Freedom Party being within the White House with President River Welsh (2074) for this to happen. Rivers story is a sad one and one that can be found throughout this website and throughout the many historical records so I will let you do the research into this war hero, and trust me General Rivers deserves our deepest respect as he always has our best interests at heart.
Adolf Gunner (1850): Well this man is one that can cause most people to squirm just thinking about him; and trust me when I first saw his name within the pile of records I as well figured I would be writing an angry article, though after reviewing the reports of General Gunner I would have a serious change of heart. This man would join the FIP voluntarily in 1850 after nobly serving the nation within the US Cavalry from 1802 making Gunner the third eldest of the FIP being born on October 31st 1790. Gunner would be on the same list with Wilhuff Palpatine and Dover Barton and fight proudly in defence of our great nation for generations to come, This man would rise through the ranks till 1850 when he was first injected and his further promotions would slow down till 1900 when they would cease all together. Gunner would find himself paused at the rank of Colonel yet used numerous times for his brilliant military mind, Adolf would graduate from West Point’s first class at the age of 12 in 1802 and go to be a valuable member of the US Cavalry. Throughout the many conflicts Adolf would find himself thrust into a role that far surpassed his rank and yet he was able to overcome and prove that the military didn’t make a vital mistake. Though for the US Military they would make a critical error with Adolf and that would be they would simply go onto to forget about his West Point status and use and abuse this man in the 20th century, Gunner an officer and a gentleman would simply go about his days within the military while at the same time commanding the “Outlaws Five” and securing the west for America. Adolf as a soldier and officer was a man of honour though for those in the Cavalry the westward expansion was a long and bloody rode that Adolf commanded and was the overseer of. Though for this old and tired commander the 20th century would be filled with regrets, frustration and abuse; he would be tossed into the Great War to fight within many of the bloodiest conflicts, and if wounded he would be patched up and sent right back out; this would be the case for the remainder of his career that would last till 1975 when the Vietnam War would eventually end Gunners career and send him home a broken and defeated man. Gunner would return to Phoenix Arizona where he would prove that he is still quite alive and well. Gunner would become known as Adolf Ackerman and eventually become the Terror of Deaths Hand that would sully his noble and heroic career. Though since his defection from the Hand, Adolf has proven his worth and that he has changed and reverted back to the man we know from the FIP days; I fully support Mayor Adolf Gunner and his status within the US Elite, the mayor of Phoenix is now fully recognised as the General he should have always been.
Maxwell Irving (1941): Irving here is another that would find himself injected unwillingly when he would sign on the dotted line at the age of 17 when he would join the US Army to fight within the Second World War against the Nazi’s. Being the son of German and Polish immigrants Maxwell would feel it would be his duty to defend the innocent from the evils of fascism; little did he know that he would be captured early within the war and spend the next 3 years within a Concentration Camp. He would survive simply by proving to be worth something and for this Jew from Brooklynn that was a true feat, he showed his skills in bookkeeping, leather work, translation and writing that he would become a useful tool for the Nazi’s and he would survive his ordeal. Though not without being exposed to the absolute worst man can do to another man, he would be starved, beaten, mutilated and tortured for years. Nazi Rudolph Hess simply enjoyed abusing his “Pet Jew” and would go as far as using a cigar cutter to slice off Irving’s pointer finger at the second knuckle as a keepsake. Irving’s hamstring on his left leg was nearly sliced in half to keep him from running and his teeth where pulverised so he wouldn’t bite any of the Nazi’s that wanted to use his mouth for their pleasure.
Irving would find himself a simple shell of a man once rescued and even the doctors thought that the broken and beaten soldier would simply not survive do to being basically skin and bones. When the Allies would liberate the camp where Irving was being held his friend William Gunn would find Irving in a near death like state swinging from the gallows pole; reports indicate that Irving was so light from starvation that the rope simply creaked as it tried to strangle him to death. Irving would be decreed fit to serve after spending some time in medical and would not be discharged do to his injuries till 1949 when he would return to Brooklynn; yet only a year later he would be handed papers at his home requiring him to report to the Fort Hamilton in 48 hours for deployment to Korea. Irving who had barbed wire embedded so deep into his left arm that is was fused to the bone and was missing his left eye would not be a man that was the idea of healthy for service; yet the Army would require the small man to put the uniform back on and ship him back to the front. Irving’s ordeal would be one that the Army wished they could simply forget seeing that his family and doctors would make allot of noise to get him shipped home alive; though this would fall on deaf ears and for the next 2 years he would would be fighting for his life within 39th parallel and after his forth trip to medical Irving would finally be sent home. It would take Colonel River Schultz MD to risk his career to stand up to Army command and threaten to go public in order to get Irving sent home; this poor soldier was shot numerous times and even Schultz feared they would loose him. for Irving his trip through hell was not over and even once home in NYC he would once again find himself deployed over a decade later to the jungles of Vietnam.
Irving would eventually be sent home from Vietnam though it would be after four years of wounding’s and service, he would become so badly wounded that the Army would be forced to send him home. Irving ‘s life would be saved by Tullius Kissinger in 1969 when he would be badly wounded from an enemy mortar attack and find himself littered with shrapnel; Kissinger would drag Irving out of the ambush by grabbing him by his straps, locking his foot within the straps and dragging Irving and another platoon mate called “Tex” out of the fire and to medical. This recounting was told by Tullius Kissinger during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 22nd 2075. Irving is lucky to be able to walk and it would take nearly three decades before Maxwell would be able to face the world, his war time experience would leave him shattered and suffering through extreme physical and mental torment; Maxwell Irving would eventually rise above the torment and become a valued member of the Seattle Police Department though for this FIP veteran I am truly sorry for what he went through.
William Gunn (1941): Good old Billy Gunn is what he used to be known by while he served within the 101st Airborne; Billy joined the US Army just after the start of the Second World War and would find himself within basic training with another kid that would go onto become his lifelong best friend and Godfather of Gunn’s daughter. Pvt Gunn would find himself within the FIP Program after being shot during a skirmish with Nazi’s where Gunn would suffer two bullet wounds one to his left thigh and the other would narrowly miss his heart and lungs while destroying part of his rib cage. Gunn would receive the injection as part of the War Departments scientific test program to aid in his healing and recovery, Gunn would recover from the injury though he would not be the same ever after; his ribs never fully healed and would leave him with issues throughout the war. Lucky for Gunn that he was able to avoid further injuries during the war and would end up being one of the men that arrived in time to rescue the prisoners within the German Concentration camp and he would be horrified to find his dearest friend swinging from the gallows barley alive and yet unresponsive till Gunn repeated the words “It’s okay Max…..Billy is here, we will get you home to Brooklynn now.” Now for Gunn the military wouldn’t be done with him and he wouldn’t return to Brooklyn for many years.
Gunn would find himself back in the saddle come 1950 when America would be at war with Korea and yet again come 1965 deep in the jungles of Vietnam, for Gunn this would be the climax of his trip through hell and he would become yet another FIP that would suffer life shattering injuries at the hands of the North Vietnamese Army and Vietcong. Gunn’s military career would come to a crashing end when he would become severely injured during a skirmish within Cambodia leaving him a truly broken man. Gunn’s life would be shattered as his legs where destroyed, his hand paralysed and missing his left eye; he would be sent home within a chair with nothing more than a few dollars in his wallet and far from NYC. Gunn being an orphan would have no family to turn to and if it wasn’t for his friendship with Maxwell Irving the poor wounded veteran would have ended up homeless or in prison for being a drifter. The Irving’s would take Gunn in and pay for his flight back to NYC from Anchorage Alaska, by the time William received the plane ticket he was already addicted to pain medication and marijuana not to mention drinking away the demons of the jungle. The Irving family would be forced to undertake the brutal task of nursing both Maxwell and William who where simply shattered men, drugs and alcohol where the only thing that kept the demons at bay though through continued care and patience Maxwell’s wife and parents would be able to nurse both men back to health and get them out of their chairs. Gunn states that he owes his life to Max and if it wasn’t for there friendship, he feels that he would have simply given up and drank himself to death or simply rolled his chair in front of a incoming truck. Gunn states that the love and care shown by the Irving’s let him see that he mattered and it would allow himself to trust and eventually marry his beloved, all these years later William “Billy” Gunn is still very close to Maxwell Irving and the two look after each other like brothers.
Mayor. Edgar Grayson (1950): The noble doctor and medic Grayson would find himself on the receiving end of the needle when he arrived at his MASH unit in Korea, Grayson was a civilian doctor that would volunteer within the early days of the Korean Conflict and he would as well be one of the few medical professionals that had the gumption to stand up to the military in regards to how the FIP where mistreated. He personally handed FIP members his own purple hearts, and medals stating that they deserved it more than him; he was also the only FIP to be awarded a Congressional Medal of Honour for his actions of heroism and bravery when he would thrust himself time and time again into the front to save the wounded men that where caught in a crossfire. Edgar wouldn’t carry a gun as he felt that it went against his oath as a doctor and this action of bravery was witnessed by countless men, and even though Edgar found himself within the front as a punishment for standing up to an infantry command officer that Edgar outranked….the brass still felt that Edgar needed to be punished and they ordered him to work within a Battalion Aid Station for three months.
Edgar would find himself back within his own MASH unit badly wounded in 1953 and sent home for injuries that prohibited his work as a surgeon. The Army would call him back to service come the Vietnam War and this is were Edgar would find himself fighting for his life and the life of his men, when Edgar the self proclaimed pacifist wold be forced to pick up a weapon and engage the Vietcong that were storming his medical camp. Edgar would spend four years in Vietnam from 1965 to 1969 when he again would find himself gravely injured, as well shot through the hand and having two of his fingers amputated. Edgar would be sent home in 1969; the scary fact here is that the Grayson’s are the first and only married couple to have received the FIP Serum seeing his wife Violet Grayson as well volunteered for the Army during the Korean War to and end up working as his head nurse. Violet would be wounded during while in Vietnam and sent home without question, though Edgar had to be wounded severely enough that he was useless to the Army to go home. Edgar would go on to be a thorn in the side of the War Department and be an outspoken voice of discontent with the FIP Program and the horrors that it subjected those injected too. Edgar would rise from the ashes and become the Mayor of Lynnwood and Chief of the Lynnwood Volunteer Rescue Squad; for this old man he shows that even when the going gets tough the tough keep going and his journey through hell is still ongoing.
Prince. Sly Grimm (1917): How do you ask that Sly Grimm from Belfast Ireland would become a member of the FIP Program, well he would be subjected to the serum while in a medical camp after war injuries during the First World War would send him there. Grimm was so badly wounded that the military considered his service over and was preparing to ship him back to his home to recover. The doctors and nurses would be impressed with his recovery after a top secret American serum was given to Grimm, he recovered quickly and would find himself back on the front. What the British didn’t know was that Grimm’s recovery was only partial and he was now owned by the US War Department; Grimm would end up fighting within the second Battle Of the Somme (1918) and become yet another causality. He would be one of the lucky ones seeing that he was able to walk after and was also not within a box; though Grimm would find himself stabbed, shot, and hit with shrapnel all wounds that should have killed him and with the luck of the Irish he survived. Though for Grimm the Irish Army considered his woulds too grave and seeing his left arm was motionless and causing him extreme pain due to a bullet lodged into his rotator cuff that couldn’t be removed he was sent home and given his accolades, awards and many thanks for his service. Though for Grimm thats when the nightmare continued and he was swooped up by the Americans, thrust into the FIP Program and forced to undergo corrective surgery that would remove the bullet but forever put Grimm in extreme pain from the now permanently damaged injury.
He would be tossed randomly into a stateside base to work in Drill till he was needed again. Grimm was kept illegally by the US Army and tolled that if he opened his mouth they would deny knowledge and have him arrested as a German Spy and have him executed. Grimm simply kept his mouth shut and would get letters to his family of the situation writing in Irish Gaelic; while the authorities in the United Kingdom worked to find a solution to the sticky situation Grimm’s trip through hell would continue and he would find himself back in Europe this time fighting with the Americans and no where near any British or Irish forces. His first few tours where within the North African Theatre and he would end his tour of duty within the Eastern Front. Grimm would be kept away from the UK forces seeing the US knew that he could easily slip into there ranks and vanish forever exposing the scandal. Grimm would end up becoming far to wounded after his shoulder injury acted up and would cause him to have a crushed and destroyed rotator cuff and shattered collar bone; Grimm would as well loose his eye and have his elbow shattered. Grimm would find himself back in Belfast after the war and the Americans denied knowledge of Sly Grimm and claimed to have no record of his service with them; even when confronted with records, his uniform and action reports of heroism they claimed he must have stolen the uniform in a vain attempt to gain US Citizenship…..sadly for Grimm the UCAS still denies his service with them and refuses to accept the reports that he saved countless lives at great risk to his own and even in one case would be the sole reason for a mission to succeed that wound end with Grimm back in medical. Hopefully the current administration will finely give Prince Grimm the proper credit he so deserves.
Prime Minister. Hershel Meisner (1916): Before he was the Prime Minister of Israel and before he was an American Citizen Hershel Meisner would as well find himself wounded in action for the UK Military and find himself injected with the magical serum. Now for Hershel this would be a blessing in disguise though he wouldn’t know it seeing he was so gravely wounded during the First Battle of the Somme (1916) that he wouldn’t have survived and it would be the serum that would stop the internal bleeding and allow for the surgery to save his life. Though this would also thrust him straight into the FIP Program where he would find himself as well stolen by the American War Department come the end of the Great War. Hershel like most would be thrust into the front lines and find himself at the Second Battle of the Somme (1918) where he would have both knees shot out, his feet pulverised and stabbed enough times to where death would have been a preferred. Hershel would somehow survive and find himself abducted by the Americans and thrust into their Chaplin Corps to work as a Rabbi. According to the UK Military Hershel had been killed in action and no one would become the wiser till the Second World War when a Chaplin would be sent to the front lines with the 101st Screaming Eagles….Hershel would become a paratrooper even though his legs barley worked and he was still in extreme pain from the many stab wounds that would cause him agony as he walked and breathed let alone fight for his life. Well for Hershel fighting against the Nazi’s was a no brainer and as a staunch Jew he felt it was his God Given Duty to defend his fellow tribesmen from extinction. Though the US’s entire scheme was blown wide open when Hershel would find himself captured, tattooed and given a Star of Davis armband and sent to Auschwitz; where he would be tortured for weeks, hanged, racked and have his legs run over by jeeps till they were useless and he had to crawl. Hershel would end up being nearly starved to death and fearing the worst he concealed himself within the Camps war production material and end up being shipped out of the camp by the same people that were trying to kill him. He would be discovered by Oscar Schindler and rushed off to a hospital in ally territory. Hershel’s escape would make life hell for those still in the camp though it would be his escape that would alert the UK and US about the camp and its location, he would give states evidence of the horrors going on and with the help of Oscar Schindler they would help others escape hell and save countless from a most certain death. Meisner’s only regret was he couldn’t rescue his cousin Yale Yates from the camp nor his dear friends Wilhuff Palpatine and Dover Barton that were still suffering under the Nazi’s. Though it would be do to the work of Hershel and Oscar that the military would eventually liberate the prisoners and bring an end to the suffering and extermination of the GI’s and Hebrews. Hershel would have his status overturned by the British and would find himself with dual citizenship till Israel would be given to the Hebrews and Meisner would eventually settle there and become their longest running Prime Minister/President.
Marvin Yates (1915): Lord Yates the Earl of Yorkshire wold be one man that the US War Department wished they never injected; in showing how ignorant the US War Department was to the who’s who of British Politics they would not only inject a sitting member of the House of Lords they would inject the current Leader of the House of Lords that was well the Minister of the Treasury. Marvin Yates was and still is a very powerful man within England and the United Kingdom; he like many of the nobility would volunteer for service out of dedication and a sense of duty. Marvin and the rest of the English would learn a valuable lesson that old fashioned Cavalry tactics would never fly in the new age of the machine gun and he and his steed would be torn to shreds early on during the Great War (1918). Lord Yates would be lucky enough to survive and find himself clinging on to life from multiple gunshot wounds and being nearly crushed to death by his beloved steed. Irony is that Marvin would end up surviving do to the horse sealing his bullet wounds, though he would break numerous bones in the process, he figured his war days were over and he was returning to London a war hero and it would be back to work as normal…..well he couldn’t have been further from the truth. He would be injected in secret and the US War Department figured they had yet another English patsy they could swoop up and threaten silence with. Well once the medical staff figured out the Marvin was going to recover and be well enough that he could go back to the front with a new regiment, the US would try to claim that he was one of theirs and that he was an American citizen and GI; trying to pull the same tactic they used on Hershel to get him proclaimed dead and have another ghost to use and abuse. The US War Department would learn that Marvin was more than a standard GI and someone that can be manipulated, the UK doctors all knew that had a noble in their hospital and one of the last surviving members of their Royal Cavalry….not just that but a Colonel and and one that had direct ties to the Royals. This failed abduction attempt nearly caused an international incident and could have forever torn asunder the alliance between the US and the British; for Marvin he would be able to defuse the situation and claim that it was a misunderstanding seeing his brother Tudor was an American and within the US Cavalry and Army. The British military would only back down when Marvin spoke up and do to his recovery it was back to the front with this man, where he would end up fighting within both Battles of the Somme (1916,1918) where further injuries would eventually retire Marvin. Though for Marvin he would learn the US War Department did not take kindly to getting egg on their face and they would draw up false charges of his stealing of US military supplies and require that Marvin serve within their military instead of facing jail time. While the case was moving through the court system and Marvin was forced within the American Military World War Two would break out and he would be thrust into action once again. His case would be paused for the time being and good old Marvin would be used and abused by the US throughout his time in hell. Nearing the end of the war Marvin having been wounded more times than he can remember, storming the beaches of Normandy and fighting through hellfire his time in the military would end as he neared Berlin. Marvin was shot in the back and left for dead on the streets of Berlin, he would be discovered by a British solider who would recognise Lord Yates and rush him to medical; Colonel Yates’s military career in the FIP would be over and the American Government dropped the charges against him figuring he was killed in action. Though he survived, and he would be the sole reason the British FIP Program would end, he fought like hell in Parliament to bring an end to the program once the UK initiated it in 1950. Also British Intelligence would end up matching the bullet recovered from Lord Yates back to an American 30 -06 Model 1903 and would begin an investigation into who tried to assassinate Lord Yates. Lord Yates would go on to serve as the first UK Minister of Defence, The Attorney General and sit within the UK Cabinet till he would immigrate to the US to be closer to his brother and nephews. Marvin would join the 401st with his brother and the two would end up fighting back to back at the Battle of the Irish Sea during the Inishmore Invasion of (2018) Marvin would eventually be forced out of England after the War of the Nobles and the Treaty of the Nobles was signed; he refused to partake in the illegal document and would be exiled to America a wanted man; Marvin wold return to England and reclaim his status as Earl of Yorkshire once the Treaty of the Nobles was overturned by Parliament under the request of the King.
Oakley Doyle (1900): Well here is a Navy veteran that would spend two wars fighting within our proud Navy; Oakley would join the US Navy Just after he graduated from the United States Naval Academy at the top of his class, for his troubles Oakley would be gifted the FIP Serum on May 22, 1900 and he would be commissioned at the rank of Lieutenant and put in command of the gunnery deck. Oakley would prove his mettle numerous times and come World War One he would be promoted to Commander and stationed on a US New York Class Dreadnought one of America’s first fully functional Battleships and he would find himself within the many of the battles within the Atlantic against German U-Boats during the First World War the US Navy was ill equipped and would suffer many casualties. Oakley would prove himself as a gunnery commander bringing down a few enemy ships and destroying a handful of U-Boats, Oakley would end up wounded when the ship he was on was hit and pieces of the steel hull would embed itself deep into Oakley’s body. He would end up in medical and transferred to another vessel for his speedy recovery; the Navy didn’t want there prized officer out of commission for long and seeing he was FIP and Navy he was a rare bird to say the least. Oakley was barley recovered and walking with a cane when the Navy thrust him back onto another ship to finish out the war. Oakley would find himself transferred to the Military Police Division of the Navy after the war and this is were he would thrive and prove that he was the cop of cops, he had an eye for detail and a very discerning eye it seems that Oakley had found his nitch and he couldn’t be happier: though everything would change come December 4th 1941 when he would once again be thrust into action after the attack on Pearl Harbour. Oakley was stationed at Pearl Harbour and would find himself removed from MP duty and returned to the gun deck of the USS Arizona where he would be the commanding officer of Rusty Rutherford and well we all know what happened on that day to that ship . Oakley would be another lucky soul that would survive the ships sinking by being tossed of the gun deck and into the water below, though he would not escape near fatal injuries as he would suffer countless broken bones and shrapnel damage from the explosion and impact with the water. He held onto parts of the ship and waited for rescue or death as the Japanese Zero’s bombarded the port; Oakley would end up rescued and find himself back in medical where he would be forced to undergo frankenstein level surgery, again barley recovered he would be back in action and thrust into the Pacific Theatre and this time the US War Department was not finished screwing over this old man; they thrust him into a marine uniform, handed him a riffle and put him in command of the US Marines that were storming the beaches. Oakley who could barley walk let alone run was thrust into some of the most deadly engagements of the Second World War and each time he would find himself wounded and shipped back to be patched up and redeployed back to the front. That would be till he would be deployed into Iwo Jima and spend the next few months fighting and storming the beaches; for Oakley this was true hell and he didn’t think he was going to be leaving the island alive and he nearly didn’t. Oakley learned quickly that being FIP was a curse as he was expected to fight harder and longer than anyone else and that he was simply expendable. Once a valued Naval officer and now more meat for the met grinder, Oakley would fight for his life and as well thrust himself into the hornets nest numerous times to pull the wounded out. He would be forced to use sand, his sewing kit, salt water, fire and everything under the sun to seal his wounds and fight for days on a broken ankle and shattered shoulder with zero aid coming. Oakley would prove that he was a true American hero and even when all looked bleak and he was dying he would still go back for the wounded even crawling through the sand, mud, gore and blood he carried on and if it wasn’t for his heroic actions Rusty Rutherford would have perished on the Island as Commander Doyle would drag the broken and bleeding Rutherford to medical after the hoisting of the American Flag. Both men where on their last leg and would end up being carried off the island in a litter but for Oakley the war was over for him and so was his military career…….well that would be till 1950 when the USMC would grab the LA Detective off the street and force him back into service; Oakley had three rules in the police force; “I Don’t Run, I Don’t Jump, and I Don’t Climb Stairs” basically because he couldn’t, yet the USMC felt he was in perfect health to serve within Korea and than again in Vietnam. Oakley stated that he felt that he had been enslaved by that injection he never asked for and now his cruel masters were simply trying to kill him. Korea and Vietnam would be a true test for Oakley and he would find himself fighting for his life more than he did on Iwo Jima and missing the mean streets of LA. His wounds were barley treated and he was given zero time to recover before being thrust back into the action. He would leave gallons of blood on the 39th parallel and even more within the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. He would end up being discharged and sent back to the LAPD after his final wounding in 1970 when he would save an entire platoon from sudden death when he would spot a Vietcong running towards the medical chopper with a live grenade; Oakley already accepting death and welcoming it to ease the pain would dive on the enemy soldier and take his broken and bleeding hands and snuff the life out of the Vietcong as he was being stabbed……though the grenade would go off and somehow Oakley would survive and not loose any limbs in the process. Though he would seriously have to live up to his rules, seeing the explosion destroyed his legs, his joints and the tendons; he would be discharged without even a thank you and returned to the LAPD. It would be the mayor of LA that would see the damage and injuries of their beloved detective and send him to the hospital and pay for his many surgeries to fix and undo some of the damage the USMC caused. Well flash forward Oakley is alive and well, he gave birth to the Denver Guard and fought corruption at every turn and would become the worlds most premiere detective with only Rutherford tying him for the title. He would become the nations most decorated police officer and yet he is still forsaken by the military; Oakley and Rusty have screamed till they were blue in the face about the disrespect and forsaken nature of the FIP that they have simply given up and just accepted that the Government wants to keep this a total secret and do whatever damage control they can to spin it in there favour.
Governor. Franklin Quinn (1910): Another graduate of West Point and another graduation gift of the FIP Injection, Quinn was decreed to be a prodigy and someone that would bring the US Cavalry to the next level. Quinn was a bright and talented officer with a quick wit and very tactile mind only surpassed by Adolf Gunner, the US War Department was proud of their new officer and they gave him a gift he never asked for and would come to regret in the coming years. Quinn would be one of the ill fated US Cavalry members that would be sent to the front lines of World War One on horseback and well if we learned anything from the British this was a really bad idea and even Captain Quinn tried to tell his superiors that this was sure suicide. They would ignore Quinn and give him a direct order to charge the German lines, as nobody was better than the US Cavalry…..well machine guns are the equal opportunity killer and for Quinn his charge would be the end to his cavalry division and nearly the end to him. He would crawl back to base camp barley alive and most certainly unable to continue on within the military, well this would not be the case and as warfare was changing once again the military would try to cover up their blunder and place all the blame onto Quinn for the suicidal charge. They would openly disgrace a man they once praised and even go as far as trying to have him executed for the disastrous mission that he warned them against. Quinn would be put to death twice….yes twice the first time they tried to hang him and do to a doctors error and a corpsman cutting him down to soon he would recover though his voice box shattered and leaving him with a very soft spoken and muffled voice; once the Army saw Quinn had survived his execution they tied him to a tree blindfolded him and tried to execute him a second time by firing squad. When Quinn’s body went limp the doctor again failed to properly decree he was still alive and US Army simply left him tied to the tree to bleed out and rot in the forest of France. Well Quinn would survive do to the marksmen not being all that sharp and he would be discovered by English forces and taken to medical where he would make a full recovery……and be very pissed off and for good reason. The British would learn that he was sentenced to death for treason and made arrangements to have Quinn executed properly, though as they were putting the rope around his neck and preparing to drop him again Lord Marvin Yates would come to his defence and state that the Americans were not to be trusted and that Quinn was a noble and dedicated officer of the US Cavalry; Marvin and Quinn both survived the same ill fated charge and Quinn had told Marvin that he warned his commanding officer that this charge would fail. He still obeyed orders and charged into the machine gun fire and nearly paid the ultimate price. Lord Yates would end up saving Quinns life and for that Quinn would agree to serve the British and even becoming a citizen holding dual citizenship. For the Americans Quinn was all but dead and forgotten but they were about to learn that he survived and he would become a nightmare for them in the coming years; Quinn would serve within the Royal Marines and fight throughout both the First and Second World Wars and become one of England’s most decorated war hero’s for his bravery and heroism. America would learn of Quinns survival when he would join the Americans in the joint assault on D-Day. How did the American military handle Quinns survival and status as Colonel….well not well they were horrified to say the least and according to Kennedy McCain he was ordered to shot Quinn in the back; Kennedy refused but the thought still haunts him today, seeing that a young US GI Brian Phillips would follow direct orders and shot Quinn square in the back as he was pulling wounded out of the kill zone. The entire act was witnessed by McCain and British soldier David Smith, Quinn already wounded was rushing into the German machine gun fire time and time again to pull the wounded back for medical, he did this for days all the while fighting back and commanding us to push forward to gain inch by inch of the beach. Using the hedgehogs as cover he would inspire the men and increase the fading moral, he was a true hero of D-Day saving Brit and American and as Quinn lunged forward to save a young American GI who was badly wounded and crying for his mother Private Brian Phillips took aim at Quinn and shot him straight in the back bringing an end to Quinns run. McCain states that he was horrified and though it was all over for Quinn and he would watch as Wesley Reid would risk his life and drag his wounded and broken ass into the hail of gunfire to rescue the hero of D-Day. Quinn would survive and it would take years of surgery and therapy for him to be able to walk again; the Americans would deny any wrong doing and claim that it was an accident but the British weren’t hearing it and they would find Private Brian Phillips and arrest him before he left Europe. The American War Department would simply leave Phillips to deal with the charges on his own and simply spin the story of war time accident; well for Phillips he was charged with Treasonous Actions against the Royal Marine Corps, Attempted Wilful Murder, and basically every other charge they could toss at him; Phillips would try to save his neck by saying he was simply following orders but even with turning states evidence against the American’s he would be found guilty and hanged for his participation in the attempted assassination of Lord Colonel Franklin Quinn. The Captain who gave the order to assassinate Quinn was also arrested and executed by the English, needless to say after the events of Lord Yates and now Lord Quinn the English were a little pissed off and this could have become a serious international incident. Quinn would remain in England for many years after the war and continue to serve as a military adviser eventually being promoted to Lieutenant General and oversee the UK forces within NATO. Franklin Quinn’s nobility was one that was granted by King George V for his heroism and bravery during both Battles of the Somme (1916 -1918) and he would become an official Earl of Kent on April 5th 1919. Quinn would return to America and become a true terror for the American Government as he would alert the media and public of what they did to him and bring forth countless documents, witness testimonies and witness statements including Kennedy McCain, Wesley Reid and others including many statements from members of the British House of Commons; though to no avail the US covered it up as nothing more than fantasy; though they couldn’t cover up the fact that he was still alive and holding American Birth Rite citizenship and well Quinn would simply thrust himself directly into the political arena as a way to stick it to the same government that tried to have him assassinated.
Oakley Roper (1916): Mr. Roper the young man that would join the US Army out of patriotism and a way to feed his family, a man of pride and not one of wealth; formerly working within a factory he would find his new home inside the Army for the next handful of decades. Roper would be injected against his will when he was severely wounded during the Battle of the Somme (1916) as a life saving experiment, and for the man they call Duck this would be the start to his nightmare ride through hell. To say what happened to Duck was a disgrace is an understatement, this poor man would be put through the ringer numerous times and find himself back in the saddle against his will; Mr. Roper would have both his calves shredded during the Battle of the Somme (1918) and a bullet would find its home within his left shoulder and bury deep within the bone and shred the nerves to his arm. Oakley would loose over 70% of the use of his arm and hand, the bullet fragments were left in his arm and the army would discharge him with nothing more than a pat on the back and Oakley Roper was back to the civilian world come 1918; he would go onto earn his degree and become a bookkeeper in order to support his family, though for Roper he would learn that the US Army was not done with him and come 1941 the military would show up at his Pennsylvanian home and arrest him for desertion…….he had official discharge paperwork showing he was honourable discharged but seeing he had the key to safe on him and the Army lost the key, his documents would go undetected for decades. Duck figured he was to be hanged as a deserter on false charges do to a clerical error and he wasn’t at all to thrilled with the prospect, though Roper would learn that he was being reinstated into active duty within the 101st Airborne and being sent off to fight in the European Theatre. For Roper this was more terrifying than simply being hanged….hell according to Roper he simply asked for the gallows instead it would be quicker. Corporal Roper was shipped off to Europe once again and this time he would be lucky to survive seeing he couldn’t physically run, he had almost no movement within his arm and by the time of the second world war the chemical agents from the Great War had nearly destroyed his eye sight. He was not what you call the perfect health for a combat soldier…..hell he was barley the perfect health for an office jockey. By sheer luck and the will of god alone Duck would return home alive, he would this time be forced to remain in a chair and learn to walk again seeing that his knees where shattered during a battle and he was run over by an American Army Jeep that would destroy his pelvis and hips not to mention shatter his legs. This injury was not enough for the Army to send poor Roper home……nope they patchwork surgeries his legs back together again, they braced him up and made him waddle into battle while a swift breeze could knock the old man over. Roper was in agonising pain as his body was not even healed from his wounding and he could only walk without bending his knees, this man should have been sent back stateside and when Roper objected he was simply told “Fight or Hang” his response was fine I choose to hang than…..well they were bluffing and it was back to the front with Roper and they stuck him on machine gun duty seeing he couldn’t walk nor run what better place to put a poor wounded soldier. It would be in 1944 when Roper would be discharged once again after his machine gun nest was hit and he would be shot four times; he would aggravate his prior shoulder injury, receive a sucking chest wound that would collapse one of his lungs and another would undo the repair to his busted right hip; shrapnel from the following explosion would bury into his elbow, face and left eye. He would end up needing an steel plate within his orbital socket and a free glass eye, his arm would basically be useless and for Duck this was it and he was dead….he did report “Seriously why didn’t they just hang me it would have hurt less.” The trumped up charges where dropped and Roper was sent home……well for only five years thereabouts. Come 1950 when Korea would start guess who showed up at Oakley’s office, the US Army and they had more use for Duck. By this point he was defeated and simply went with them willingly; after five years he had gone through numerous surgeries and therapy in order to regain any function within his hand and lower arm, he could barely walk and yet he was put in uniform made a Sargent and thrust into the 82nd Airborne. Well you can see how badly this went for poor old Duck and he would spend more time in a MASH unit than fighting seeing he couldn’t get out of his own way. Dr. River Schultz would become his advocate and defender numerous times and to no avail Schultz and Gravel would watch as Roper was once again swooped up and sent back out with the look of confusion and terror on his face. Out of all the FIP it is reported that Oakley Roper was injected somewhere in number of 500 times and do to his resolve and fortitude he couldn’t escape the front lines. If any normal soldier went through even one of Ropers countless injuries they would either have perished or been sent home, well for Roper this was becoming a running gag and he would continue this pattern till he became so numb he just accepted his fate and allowed the US War Department to use and abuse him. Roper would remain within the 82nd after Korea and become a office jockey as he felt that is was simpler than trying to acclimate back into the civilian world only to swooped up once again. Roper would not retire officially till he was injured during a mission in 2010 when his shoot failed to open and he would be to shattered and wounded that even “All the Kings Men, couldn’t put Roper back together.” and he would return home once again and attempt to put the pieces of his life back together…..well thats till 2018 when he would visit a VA Hospital to receive a needed surgery to remove the barbed wire hooks that were embedded into the bone within his left arm to reduce his continued pain. Well the surgery never happened and after he closed his eyes the net thing he remembers is being back in uniform awaiting the ill fated Battle of London 2018. Oakley would return a broken and beaten man being one of 21 surviving members of the 82nd; the years of abuse, pain and neglect would send him into a deep depression and he would start drinking and doing drugs to numb the pain and torment, his PTSD was being ignored and with his family in shambles Oakley would simply become a shell of the man he once was. He lost a few inches of height, he was basically skin and bones and a stiff breeze could knock him over, he walked with a cane and simply became a barfly waiting for death; it would be his dear friend Senator Maximilian Yates that would save his life and give Roper a sense of purpose again; Oakley is the definition of abuse and how bad the FIP Program was, he is forced to now live an eternity with his tormenting memories, physical pain and the loss of his entire family; hopefully Senator Yates can bring some justice to this old war hero.
Senator. Bail Canterbury (1861):Leader Canterbury is as well a member of the ill fated FIP Program and one of the earlier members to still be among the living; this is no small feet for one of the FIP seeing they were shipped off to war continuously and exposed to grave injuries time and time again. many of the original FIP members would perish or be forced into retirement long before the turn of the century with others finding themselves abducted and forced back into uniform to say they where mistreated is a under statement and a great tragedy. These men are our hero’s and veterans and yet they were exposed to the absolute worst man can do to one another time and time again with little regard for their physical and mental well being. Senator Canterbury would join the FIP just after the start of the Civil War when he would join New York’s Cavalry Unit to fight alongside his father who as well would enter the FIP program much earlier, well like father like son the Canterbury’s would fight side by side throughout many conflicts and help define what it meant to be an American soldier. Bail would suffer serious injury during the Battle of Gettysburg where he would find him self shot twice and knocked off his horse during the final day of the conflict; Elmer Canterbury Bails commanding officer would risk life and limb charging enemy fire to rescue his son and hoist him onto the back of his horse. Bail figured he was already killed and simply thanked his father and said goodbye as he could feel the reapers grasp upon him, though on that warm day in July 1863 death would have to wait to collect Bail’s soul. Elmer would break formation and bring his son to the medical aid tent and with the luck of the Irish Bail would end up making a full recovery, though for him the Civil War would be over and it wouldn’t be till many months later that Bail would find himself back in the saddle again and for him his life would simply become the cavalry and war. Bail would be given command of a regiment and sent west to handle the native uprisings and territory disputes, it wold be out west that Canterbury would earn the moniker of the “Unrelenting One” he would simply arrive with his men and bring an end to any and all uprisings either through brute force or sheer diplomatic relations; though it didn’t help that he would never seem to be able to be slowed down and with his trusted friend Grifter Antilles at his side the two men would tear across the plains and bring any and all to justice. Bail would suffer many injuries and end up numerous times proving that he cared little for personal well being and would fight on through gunshots, stab wounds and broken bones; he would use field medicine and secrets he learned from the tribes to stay among the living till he could return to camp to be patched up. Bail’s sheer stubbornness and unwillingness to seek aid or simply compromise would be both his best feature and as well his worst; many situations with locals and natives might have been solved without gunfire but for Bail it was simply his way or the highway….well the apple didn’t fall from the tree here. The US War Department would love Bail and his unrelenting nature and keep him riding throughout the later part of the 19th century and once the west would become won their would be little need for a Cavalry officer that was feared and respected by the natives and locals. Also by 1900 the FIP would be going through a change and gone were the days of respect and admiration and here where the days of abuse, neglect and torture. As the years progressed and war changed so did Bail and the older he got the more of a curmudgeon he became and the more he simply began to despise the FIP Program and everything it now stood for. Watching as the older members where thrust into no win situations and the newer members being injected in secret he had become disenfranchised with the entire process and wanted out; though according to the US War Department there was only one way out of the Army and that would be death or dismemberment. Bail wasn’t suicidal but after the Civil War, Decades on the Plains, the Spanish American War and the Great War he was seriously considering rushing straight into enemy fire to bring an end to the tormenting pain. Bail had been through hell and his journey was just starting, he would forge on till he was gravely injured when his shoot failed to open during the War in Afghanistan while he served with both the 401st and 82nd Airborne. To say Bail has scene war is an understatement and one that none of the FIP take lightly, these men have crawled through the bowels of hell and come out smelling like crap only to dive back in headfirst time and time again. Bail would suffer grievous injury after grievous injury time and time again, to list a few of the countless injuries he received are he was hit by an enemy truck that would shatter many of the bones within his body during the second world war, he would fall from a medical helicopter again breaking bones during Korea, he would be shot so many times in Vietnam the doctors pronounced him dead four times and yet his stubborn ass refused to die, during the second battle of the Somme (1918) he would be stabbed a dozen times by a German who breached his trench….Bail lived and would take down the German by snapping his neck, during the second world war Bail would storm the beaches of Normandy and end up wounded early and keep fighting only to be taken down by friendly fire from a fellow American soldier (This is still under investigation by the British), and this doesn’t take into count all the wounding he received during his days prior to 1900. Bail would have more surgical steel in his body than most cybered mercenaries of today and he would keep going time after time, it is reported that he simply stopped caring and figured one day the enemy would get lucky and kill him to end his pain. Well for Bail this would never happen and after his accident in Afghanistan in 2004 Bail would find himself once again within a body cast and being told he would be lucky to ever walk again…..Bail stated well at least this time the bullet wounds get to heal before I am shipped back out. Well this injury would be his final one and he would be discharged from service and back into the civilian world with little more than a pat on his back; Bail would go to work for his father in law and father who would also be suffering mentally and physically from their time in the FIP. Though they were able to give Bail the attention he needed at the sacrifice of their own and with the guidance of Wilhuff Palpatine Bail would find himself running for the US Senate for his now home state of Louisiana and the rest is history; Bail would enter the US Senate in 2008 where he would remain till present, he would hold the elected status of Party Leader and as well hold the title as President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Senator Canterbury brings that unrelenting and unyielding nature to the Senate floor and he has become a true nightmare to debate as he has quickly become the man of the last word and one that won’t stop till they get a resolution….though for the senators on the other side of the aisle he has been nicknamed Grim Canterbury seeing his desk is where bills go to die.
Dr. Edwin Forester (1905): Well when it comes to Doctor Forester here we must understand that not all of the FIP where combat solider and Edwin was a military scientist and medical doctor; he would find himself injected simply do to being useful and good at his job. The US War Department would subject Dr. Forester to the FIP Program and to keep him around to use and abuse his mind and talents; for it was cheaper to pay Forester for aeons than educate and train a replacement. Well for part of his time in the FIP Forester would have a routine and normal life well that would be till after the second world war and they deemed he knew to much and was a security risk. You see Edwin was basically a lab rat and scientist working on the nations most classified programs and advancements, he would be the reason we had the superior aircraft come World War Two and advances in medical science….though he never worked on the FIP Program. Edwin would also be the direct military adviser and researcher of the Manhattan Project…..yes that Manhattan Project, hence why the military would deem that Doctor Forester needed to go and fast, they would ship Forester of to Parris Island for training within the USMC and thrust the poor old scientist into the infantry where he would hopefully perish in battle. The US would not have long to wait as tensions were heating up in Korea and come 1950 Edwin bumped down to Sargent from Colonel would find himself fighting for his life on the 39th parallel; the US War Department was waiting his talents in hopes that he would be gunned down and forgotten, well Edwin like many of the FIP would survive time and time again though the military surly did try to get him killed and Edwin being a genius would not be taken by surprise by this. He knew something was afoul and after multiple injections from this strange serum he understood what had happened to him, he was FIP and the same government he helped create an atomic bomb for was now trying to silence him the easy and legal way. Edwin was never a warrior nor was he ever really in the best shape, hence why he focused on the hard and soft sciences not gun play, though come 1950 he was fighting for his life and trying to not end up being shipped home in a box….even though the military was trying to kill him. Edwin did remark once “If your trying to kill me, why the multiple FIP injections? well this didn’t make the military happy that he figured out there top secret project…..well Edwin is a very smart cookie, and after being deployed deep into North Korea in the dead of winter with piss poor gear he learned to simply write everything down and never again open his mouth. Edwin would suffer countless life threatening injuries while in Korea and even have to fight for his life while on the table through his sheer will to life and spirit that couldn’t be quelled. Sargent Forester would survive three years in hell with the USMC and end up so badly wounded that he would need nearly a decade and a half to learn to walk again from having his lower legs shattered and his calf muscles destroyed as well major damage to his hamstring muscle. The military not willing to simply murder Edwin would put him to work deep in the records department of Parris Island where he would simply go forgotten and hopefully just pass away from neglect….well for the Military this wouldn’t be the case and as the studies into computers began and advanced, Edwin would show that he was once again far more valuable alive than dead. Though one again the military would use Edwin for his mind, but by 1968 they again feared his knowledge of the Atomic Bomb and decreed that he needed to be legally murdered and with the fighting in Vietnam heating up they would once again ship old Edwin off to war in hopes that he would simply die; now this might have functioned and gone as planed but they once again placed Edwin back into the Army and put him under the command of Staff Sargent Montgomery Hilliard one of the many platoon leaders that was also a long time veteran of the FIP program.Edwin would be stationed within Hilliard’s platoon and would spend many months being protected by Montgomery seeing that Edwin was not a soldier and in no way prepared to be in the bush. Once the military learned that Edwin was being held back and protected by Montgomery he was transferred to another platoon with a more careless commander and this is where everything went south quick for Edwin and he would begin his revolving door visits to medical and on more than few cases Edwin would nearly perish from the wounds he received. Thanks to the stubborn nature of Doctor Heath and his blatant disregard for command he would save Edwin numerous times only to watch in horror when he would return to medical with yet another gunshot wound or broken bone. This would be the soldier that would cause commander Colonel River Schultz to throw in the towel and give up on medicine forever, Schultz and Heath would work tirelessly to put the FIP back together again, fight the War Department to get them shipped home and even risk being arrested for insubordination to keep their oaths intact; though for Schultz the final straw was when he learned what the mysterious serum was that he was injected into the wounded and well needless to say he lost his mind and for Edwin well he already knew and no one was paying attention. (I will get into further detail about Schultz in a later entry) Edwin’s military career would come to an end during an offensive in 1969 when he would be the sole survivor from his platoon when they were ambushed by the Vietcong deep within Cambodia and to say Edwin was healthy after is to compare apples and oranges. No one is sure how he survived his wounds and yet everyone suspects that the FIP serum flowing through his veins kept this poor scientist alive; Edwin would survive three days within the jungle bleeding and badly wounded, his legs had been broken and his knee had been punctured by punji sticks, he had been littered with bullets and basically was left for dead by the Vietcong who stabbed him three time in the stomach for good measure. Needless to say Edwin simply awaited death and when it didn’t come he began to panic and fear being forever lost and trapped in the bush, eventually after three days an army platoon would be scouting the area and come to find the missing men and when Montgomery would spot Edwin he was both horrified and glad that his friend was still alive yet in very bad shape. Edwin was on his last leg and was suffering from dehydration and exposure, medical attention was needed and needed quickly or he would pass away from his injuries and environmental conditions. Edwin would be sent to medical once again and put back together by both Doctor Schultz and Heath who both worked tirelessly to keep Edwin alive….even though protocol dictated that he should have been simply given a morphine overdose and left to die. Schultz and Heath ignored military doctrine and saved Edwin’s life and after Colonel Schultz fell on the sword to protect Doctor Heath and wold be arrested for his actions. Though for Edwin the war was over and he was returning home to begin a life as a civilian, though he feared what would come to him from the military and would end up living with fellow FIP and close friend Edgar Grayson. Once home Edwin would turn to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain and would find comfort living with Edgar and Violet as they both tended to his destroyed body and mind, he would continue his work on the advancing computers and eventually become the premiere computer scientist and eventually writing many books on the subject; his writings and teachings are still being taught today and Edwin would eventually find solace in his work once again, though his drinking has also been an issue and even when he worked as a professor he never was to far from a bottle of the good stuff. Edwin would keep his friendships he forged through the years with Montgomery, River, Wilhuff, Dover, Sherman and Dr. Arthur Swanson……though he would also become a professional rival of Swanson and the two would wage war against each other for many years; though for Edwin his friendship with Edgar and Violet Grayson was paramount and even after heading off on his own he always stayed close to the couple that saved his life and nursed him back to health even though Edgar could barley function on his own, he dedicated his time to making sure Edwin was healthy and cared for. Dr. Forester would go onto lead a very successful life and become the father of modern computer science though deep in the back of his mind he knows that he once was known as one of the fathers of the Atomic Bomb.
Senator Franklin Little (1915): Well it’s time to talk about Mr Little and how he went from FIP veteran to US Senator and only out ranked by Bail Canterbury by two years for the most senior. Mr Little the older brother of another FIP veteran Harvard Little who would as well find himself within the political life though many years later, Franklin would join the Army at the start of the Great War and would be given the injection as a welcome present once at boot camp. Mr. Little would learn the hard way what that FIP patch on his uniform actually meant once he was deployed within Europe to fight in the Great War…..and needless to say Mr. Little here was not all that thrilled that he was just sentenced to a life time of pain and torment. Franklin would partake within both battles of the Somme (1916 -1918) and would suffer countless injuries throughout his time in Europe. Franklin here would risk life and limb to rescue his fellow solider from No Man’s Land” as he crawled out of the trench and hurdled the barbed wire to retrieve his fellow brothers in arms from a most certain death, time and time again; Franklin proved that he was fearless and showed true bravery in the face of danger as he stormed the German lines in order to breach their machine gun defence and even while wounded he took to action to save Tudor Yates while he laid dying within the “No Man’s Land”. Franklin would climb out of the trench and charge the enemy screaming like a possessed demon firing his rifle, already wounded and covered in chlorine gas Little cared nothing for his own life and would go down fighting before leaving Tudor to die from his injuries. Little would grab Tudor by the straps of his uniform and drag him back to the trench where they both would have to fend off the advancing Germans; though for Little even after being stabbed and engaging in hand to hand combat, exhausted and winded he climbed back out of the trench once again to charge into “No Man’s land” time after time to pull many soldiers back to safety; many would go on to survive and they lived only because of the bravery of Corporal Franklin Little, he would save 15 men during that single day of fighting, some of the more well known are Reverdy Jamestown, Wilhuff Palpatine, Montgomery Hilliard, Nero Caprio, and Oakley Roper…all who owe there lives to Franklin Little but know that he was simply doing his duty as a soldier and brother in arms. Little would be so injured and his legs torn to pieces by the incoming machine gun fire and barbed wire that he was officially decreed to be removed from active duty…..though we all know how this is going to turn out. During the period of time between the First and Second World Wars, Franklin was used as the mouth piece for the Army and was put to work in Washington DC for multiple senators and the War Department. Well this would end up being a huge mistake seeing Franklin would learn further information about the FIP Program and just how the military and government felt and thought about their new super soldiers…..well lets say the politicians figured Franklin was just a simpleton from Iowa and spoke openly about their agenda and how they planned to use these soldiers till they were simply empty shells and than to be discarded like yesterdays newspaper. He would learn that the FIP were simply disposable hero’s and needed to be dealt with properly before they retired so they wouldn’t cost to much money, needless to say everything he heard made him sick and to think men were being forced into this program against their will; he would over here that even though on the record all the pre 1900 FIP were killed in action, there where many in retirement or still active duty and those active FIP needed to be sent to the meat grinder till all the meat on their bones was shot or cooked off. He sat in on many meetings with politicians and generals, needless to say he would here their plans to simply send people like Wilhuff Palpatine, Dover Barton, Montgomery Hilliard, Reverdy Jamestown and others that remained back into action and they needed to either start a war or enter one quickly before those relics started costing them money. Even when Missouri Senator Harry S Truman (D) would object stating that these men where war hero’s and needed to be treated as such; he was quickly overruled and told they are lower than humans and nothing more than property of the US War Department, Senator Truman was quickly reminded that the FIP were tools to be used and than discarded after. This would leave Truman feeling uncomfortable and as well disgusted with his own colleagues, though during the 77th Congress Harry S Truman would become close to Franklin Little and begin to ally with Little and gain as much information he could in hopes to destroy the FIP Program before it killed anymore boys and ruined further families. Though before Little and Truman could bring their plan into action America was thrust into the second World War and Franklin Little would find himself deployed back into Europe to fight on behalf of the Allies. Stateside Truman would continue to gather intelligence and testimony from the FIP that were retired and begin his bold and courageous move that would ultimately fail come his appointment to President to replace Franklin D Roosevelt who died in office come 1945; though the FIP that had aided Truman and those that heard of his plans would keep up hope that one day “Give’em Hell Harry” would bring forth change. Well for Franklin Little his trip through hell continued and he would fight for his life during the Second World War, Little knowing that the War Department thought he was worth less than cattle did not keep his morale high and this was information that he needed to keep silent or it would destroy the morale of any and all soldiers wearing the FIP patch. Little would be wounded so severely during the war that he would end up retired and forced out; this didn’t leave him at all confidant that he wouldn’t end up back in uniform as he had heard the tales of Oakley Roper and others that were retired do to injury and than thrust back into action come the next war or military action and seeing that he knew he had a death sentence cast onto him by the War Department…..he feared yet another war and seeing this was supposed to be “The War to End All Wars” he figured the US would simply invent a reason to go back to war to finish him off. Little who was so damaged after the Battle of the Bulge that he would have to keep a pen in his dominate hand to prevent anyone from trying to shack his paralysed hand; he nearly lost his right eye and would have his hip shattered and part of his intestinal track removed do to shrapnel damage, over the years he would undergo countless spinal surgeries and have his ankle fused, not to mention the destruction of his knee. Little was lucky to be alive but the war raged on in his mind and soul, though he held onto the hope that his friend Harry S Truman would be able to bring an end to the horror and get him and the others the proper accolades and awards they so deserved. After a few years of recovery back at the Little Farm in Iowa he would receive a letter from now President Truman that he had failed and they needed to simply work in secret to bring an end to the FIP seeing that this went deeper than either man knew or understood and he would continue to aid Little in secret. This letter would be all it took for Franklin Little to understand that something needed to be done and a change was now going to have to be made from the inside and so he began his political career; first running for the open seat in the House of Representatives where he remained for decades and would become the longest sitting congressman in history and by the 1980’s he would leave congress to sit as the Secretary of State for Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr. Little would return to politics in the 1992 when he won the vacated senate seat for Iowa and remain there till he was defeated in 2022, only to return once again in 2024 and this is where he has been ever since. Now politically Little has been a serious voice in opposition of the FIP Program and would fight like hell to restore the honour of the men involved and as well slam the doors closed on the program, though he would meet opposition on every turn and he wold learn that many of the politicians were making millions off the program through donations and gifts from rich donors requesting to be given the injection or simply buying their sons a one way trip into immortality and the military academies. Little tried to expose the corruption and bring to light the issues but was meet with indirect threats and even direct threats….including the burning down of his family home in Iowa with his wife and children inside. Little’s own brother would be nearly assassinated do to Franklin’s continued pressure and pushing from within, he than remembered the words of his dear friend Truman and started to work off the record and in secret gathering files, testimonies and witness accounts and simply biding his time; this didn’t make his happy as he knew with each passing year more of the FIP were dying in battle forgotten and forsaken, though eventually one day someone would come along and bring forth change and the records would become unsealed….and eventually that day came thanks to Senators Yates and Washington.
Senator Harvard Little (1938): The younger brother of Franklin Little would as well enter the Army after he graduated from West Point, and be injected midway through his schooling. Harvard would be welcomed into West Point through his perfect GPA, being an Eagle Scout, having received the National Medal of Bravery for bringing an end to a bank robbery and tackling the bank robber…..though Harvard would learn quickly that bullets hurt and the gunshot wound would end his high school foot career and for the star quarterback this was a major blow seeing Harvard dreamed of playing professionally. The final piece to his acceptance came from a letter directly from Senator Harry S Truman who even though not from Iowa would pen a letter personally for Harvard during one of Truman’s many visits to the Little farm……the Truman’s and Little’s had become very close and personal friends even going as far as to marry Truman’s only daughter and officially bringing the families together. Neither Harry or Franklin knew that Harvard had been given the serum as he was injected at the end his sophomore year and normally injections came at graduation or during the pre entry exam and Harvard was simply told to tell no one including Senator Truman about the injection and being a dutiful scout and cadet he obeyed without question. Harvard first call to action would be when we went to war in Europe and as a new Captain he would find himself thrust into war with very little experience to fall back on, he would simply use his training, education and his years of experience being the team captain for the Huskies…..little did he know his football experience would come in handy as he treated his platoon like they were always forth and goal, two minutes left on clock in the forth quarter and it was do or die. He would become well liked by his men for his can do attitude and never trying to one up the men nor claim to be better especially after he married a senators daughter…..though this would come to be very useful after his father in law became President. Harvard would marry Margret just days before he was shipped out in 1941 and during his time in war he would learn that the FIP patch was more of a death sentence than a gift as he and his men would be thrust time and time again into the most brutal and hostile battles of the war and Harvard would find himself severely wounded numerous times throughout and have to watch as Doctors Gravel and Schultz went to war against command numerous times in vain attempts to send him home and even having received an official letter from his Father in Law trying to get the wounded soldier sent home…..even Truman’s words weren’t enough to sway the War Department and so would begin the war with Truman and even if fought in silence and secrecy it would be one that would take the Korean War to shut Truman up…Harvard would eventually end up wounded so badly during the Invasion of Normandy that he would be forced back stateside; though even after having his leg destroyed and his hip impaled on a Hedgehog after a mortar strike launched Harvard into the air and he didn’t stick the landing. The Army decreed that he was still able to serve and work within the training and recruitment division. It would take Truman becoming President in order to get his son in law medically discharged…..though this wouldn’t last and even President Truman would find himself powerless to prevent Harvard and others from being snatched up and shipped off to Korea; thrust in a war that would destroy his chances at being reelected do to how unfavourable the Korean War was and hence the US found a way to remove a serious thorn in there side. Harvard would not be able to escape Korea even with his father in law fighting on his behalf and for Harvard this would turn into hell once again, he could barley walk and fighting was out of the question, his promotions were coming in fast and furious from Truman trying to save him the only way he knew how and yet Harvard would still report that he was thrust back into the front lines to command from the front….the army was making an example of the presidents son in law and trying to now officially kill the problem child, they got egg on their face during the world wars trying to force British Nobles to join the US Army through the FIP Injection and now they had the Presidents son and well this one they could use and abuse. Harvard would return numerous times to the MASH units and undergo countless meatball and frankenstein surgeries; again the doctors tried to send Harvard home numerous times and they were overruled and ignored, and one time Harvard’s home status was approved he was put in an ambulance destined for Seoul South Korea and would find himself being loaded into a helicopter, watched in horror as his discharge papers where burned and sent back to the front. Like clockwork Harvard found himself back at a different MASH Unit and do to the watchful eye of Colonel River Schultz he was not thrilled to say the least when he learned that Harvard had been officially discharged by Colonel Edgar Grayson only 6 months earlier. This prompted Colonel Schultz to reach out to Washington and speak directly with President Truman and well……Harvard made it back home, and River and Truman were up the creek without a paddle and soon all hell was about to break loose stateside especially once Congressman Franklin Little got wind of his brothers situation. Well as the years progressed Harvard would be forced to remain property of the US Army and he would begin to demand that he wanted out; he refused to renew his commission; yet his papers magically where signed and he remained in uniform for many more years. Well thats till 1970 when he would return home from Vietnam a broken and destroyed man, he was so injured that they needed to attach his feet to his knees and fuse his left arm, his spine was fused from tailbone to his neck and he needed an orbital socket replacement…..yup Harvard was officially out and he got his wish, though not the way he wanted and it would be only through the love and affection of his wife, children and grandchildren that would keep Harvard focused and alive. He would move to the Truman farm were he would remain till 2020; He would sit at his fathers side during his final days and watch as Harry Truman passed away……well according to Harvard his fathers last words were “I love you and Give’em Hell Harvard.” Harvard took those words to heart and ran for the open senate seat in Missouri that he won with ease do to his direct connections to their beloved Harry S Truman and well he would remain in office till he was run out of town during the Great Tragedy of 2018. Harvard would pick up and move to Oregon after visiting his wife’s and children’s graves for the last time and saying goodbye to his beloved and adopted home state of Missouri farewell. Little would come to Seattle in 2022 and run for the Cities Senate that he would win with ease do to his countless years of experience, he would adopt a new name and remain an official city senator till 2074 when he would return to Oregon City (Rebel City) and run for the now open office of senator again…..Little would win in a landslide and now officially Harvard Little again he would return to the FDC to enforce a change and storm those halls like he did the beaches of Normandy over a century ago.
Noel Forscythe (1915): Give’em Hell Noel….or should I say Harry, well according to my records and military database access it seems that President Harry S Truman was also an unlucky recipient of the FIP Serum during his days in the National Guard and before he would officially join the US Army and fight within the First World War. Now much of Truman’s military service is public record though the one big thing that ha been hidden from record was that his right knee was basically destroyed during the war that would have him forever on a cane. Now I am not sure how he managed to escape further deployment do to this injury, though it must have been severe enough to render him unable to continue his active duty and he would be discharged and sent home, though he would remain within the reserves till 1953. Truman a man of action and not one to sit around idol would go on to pull himself up by the bootstraps and carry on, he would become the first FIP to sit as president and he would as well become the first FIP to officially hold public office though he didn’t know it till 1969 a he was never issued the standard FIP patch maybe an oversight or a simple mistake but in hindsight it would have been a serious issue if he knew he was FIP and well working to bring down the FIP program alongside Franklin Little and others. Now without going to much into his biography as countless books have been written on the subject already as Truman was a very popular president and senator who coined the phrase “The Buck Stops Here” I am going to delve into why he was declared dead and forced to take on an assumed name and new identity. Well for Truman he was not ageing well and his knee injury was a serious bother, but worst was the enemies he made during his political career and well after with his continued pressures against the FIP and his family connections with the Little brother’s who weren’t making life easy especially Franklin. Harry concocted a plan with his close friend and fellow Great War veteran Rusty Warner to take a near lethal dose of opioids that would that would put him in a death like state and slow his heartbeat in order to fool the attending doctor and family…this part he didn’t enjoy but he couldn’t sit by and watch as his enemies would come for them and seeing Harvard had already been nearly assassinated do to the waves he and Franklin had made he knew that it was best. Truman would simply decree that he looked like the former president but seeing officially Truman was dead he could reinvent himself and the first thing he did was move to a new city in a new state and he would pick Seattle Washington, second was to stay as far away from politics as he could. He did just that and with a new identity under his belt he would begin life as Noel Forscythe starting a new business selling men’s wear and simply being known as a local tailor he would carry on with no issue……well thats till he bad some blood work done for his life insurance and well low and behold the lab would detect a weird substance in his system and kick it over the the FBI and DEA, and this would end up being Noels return ticket into the Army and not one he wanted or ever planned for. His buddy Rusty Warner would as well get roped back into the military once they came for Noel and they would snag two birds with one single stone; the two men would find themselves in the Army come 1991 and off to Desert Storm in 92′ after being injured they would be kicked around the Army till they would be entered into the Green Beret’s and so would be born the Unforgiven come 1995 a unit that would be used and abused and seeing they were sent on black operations the government could simply forget they existed, though for the Pentagon the Unforgiven would be to good at their job and with ever successful operation after successful operation this team seemed unkillable and Noel would catch the eye of the younger officers that demanded his promotion, well the Army knew they had a former president and so they obliged and promoted him to the rank of General seeing Noel had countless promotion credits and well he was already a three star of the record the forth star wasn’t hard to grant behind closed doors. Well the Army figured they could simply keep sending Noel and the Unforgiven into bloody conflict or rebellious territories to get them all killed seeing the FIP program was in all of them and their death was needed and they really wanted Noel and Rusty dead…..seriously they despised Noel and wanted to remove him before it was learned that Harry S Truman was alive. Now Noel didn’t escape grave injury during his second time within the Army, though like many of the FIP they proved to be harder to kill than most and this rang true for the Unforgiven but the Army had a secret weapon and that was James O’Brian and the rise of the False Flag come 2018. They figured with the warlords inside Vietnam causing problems for South Vietnam that they could send the Unforgiven back into the jungle to handle the problem off the record and well simply kill them all minus James……and problem solved, well it turned out to be not that easy even with James sabotaging them Noel and Rusty where top notch commanders and some of the best special forces operators the Army ever saw and not only did they beat the odds they were successful in removing the dictator and most of his regime over the course of a few months and by August of 2018 they where returning home, well sort off……you have all heard of the story of Searchlight if not click here <Searchlight>. Noel Forsycthe would become a true terror for the UCAS and James O’Brian after the Battle of Searchlight and his legacy continues with his only surviving child Farrus Forsycthe; between his daughter entering the Harbingers and Presidents Men and his son in laws being in the Capital Building it will only be a matter of time before the nefarious plan of the UCAS and the O’Brians is exposed as well the FIP Program being exposed for the evil that it truly is. This is one man the government wishes they never injected and will regret ever crossing as the Unforgiven still live and they live by the motto of “Give’em Hell!”
Lord Arthur Swanson PhD (1916): Well his students and family call him Donk but for Lord Swanson his trip through hell would begin when he was wounded during the Great War and he would become yet another English noble that the Americans tried to swoop up within their dragnet and conscript into their great war machine. Just like the failure that accord with Lord Yates this one would as well turn into a fiasco and it would practically turn an ally into an enemy and well ruin relations with our Sister Land for generations to come. Lord Swanson is a beloved Earl from Swanson England and he would volunteer for active service once England would go to war against Germany; this act was scene as a true act of patriotism and heroism seeing old Donk was a disabled veteran of the Second Boer War (1898 – 1902) he served within the British Cavalry and would suffer grave injury that would disable his leg and as well send him to medical. Swanson was sent home from the war after fighting for nearly three years, he would return a shattered man and without his trusted valet that would sacrifice himself in order to save his Lord; Swanson would return within a wheelchair as he suffered spinal damage that the doctors stated was permanent.Though prayer and determination Donk would make a full recovery do to the swelling on his spinal cord reducing and he was out of the chair and walking once again. Well come the Great War Donk here would be filled with national pride and attempt to join the Royal Marines to do his part, though do to his age and prior injuries he was denied and given a promotion within the Cavalry to the rank of Colonel, it would be expected that Donk would stay within Swanson England wear his uniform and host multiple charitable functions for the war effort. Well anyone who knows Lord Swanson understands one thing “Don’t tell Donk No.” he simply doesn’t take no for an answer and went to the village doctor to be cleared for active service and to be sent to the font. Arthur is on record stating “How can I sit here within the safety of my home, while our boys are being sent off to fight for King and Country; I have a pulse, a mind and experience and by the will of God I will do my duty for my King.” well against the better judgement of the village doctor he signed the documents needed to send Lord Swanson of to war. This might not have been one of Lord Swanson’s brightest moments but we are fortunate that he would survive as life would be far duller without Arthur Swanson in it. Do to the delays he wouldn’t be deployed till 1916 and it would be straight into the Battle of the Somme (1916) for Swanson, within a trench he was stationed and put in command of the 575th Royal Cavalry Regiment that would now be of their horses and dug in deep. Swanson’s prior combat experience would aid him through the conflict and even the chemical warfare wouldn’t faze the old Englishman, though he reports the continued use of the gasses and need for wearing a gas mask would take it’s toll on the mind and bodies of all of us; it would be hours at times of continued bombardment and than the deadly silence…..the calm before the charge, that was the worst, you knew the Germans where coming but you simply couldn’t see them through the fog of war till they breached the haze and the machine gunners opened fire. War back than was not like it is today, we charged through Dead Mans Land and straight into a hail of gunfire only to than have to jump into a trench and engage in hand to hand combat as our rifles where useless in close quarters combat. Tired and winded from the gas masks, heat and multiple hours of fighting we would simply kill each other as the other was collapsing from sheer exhaustion. It wasn’t what I call fair, but thats simply how war was during the Great War. For Swanson this would go on for weeks and between having to keep your feet dry and the trench intact the fighting was the easy part, he states that if the war was going to get you…..well you hoped it got you quick as many men would suffer for hours or even days in dug out medical centres that were simply not sterile at all. The fact that the fighting could last hours or even days was taking it’s toll on the men; I mean once the wounded started coming in it was a gory and horrific scene and then there was the dead, we needed to always clear the dead away to save off plague and for most men the sleeping would be another issue….simply a grave dug into the side of the trench for them to be out of the water and blood that littered the trench floor. As an officer I had an office and bunk dug into the trench with some lighting but it was true hell and one always had to stay alert for the sirens, the cry of the sirens meant gas and well that was the true killer during the Great War. Swanson continues with the war and conditions could break down anyone and many men would simply try anything to be sent home, some would be successful with a self wounding or sticking their hand out of the trench at night holding a lighter to be shot by a German sharpshooter; while others were not so lucky and their act of cowardliness would be witnessed and by English law that simply meant they were executed by firing squad. I had to execute countless for cowardliness or desertion and that’s one part of being in the Army I didn’t care for; one time one of my men a young boy no older than 18 maybe would desert and be found days later trying to find transport to Switzerland…..well he was returned to my regiment and brought up on charges of desertion and cowardliness; well in the trench we didn’t really have time for trials and the pomp and circumstance so the evidence was put forth and as the commanding officer I was required to sentence him to death by hanging and so I did my duty for King and Country, I had him hanged right there in the trench and lets say it wasn’t a long drop with a short rope more a short rope and a short fall of a chair…..I knew I was required to pass that sentence but seriously it still bothers me, these were boys and this war was hell I couldn’t blame them for being scared. Though for Swanson the war would come to an end when he was on the trench line fending off another German advance, he had as well ordered his men to charge the incoming Germans and fight them out of the trench where gunfire could even the odds; Swanson would lead the charge and and after what seemed like hours he would collapse from a gunshot wound to his thigh and another that would go through his hand. When he was rescued he laid in the mud and gore to find an American GI grabbing the downed officer and puling him to safety, Swanson would find himself on the American side of the trench and learn that they had it worse than the British. He was in to much pain to simply care about infection and well the Plague as he put it so he just allowed their doctors to work on him and try to save his life; thats when he was given a magical injection that would aid in his healing and recovery, little did he know that this was the infamous FIP injection and his life would forever be changed. Swanson would make a full recovery and be sent back to the British to finish out the war, though this would be where the US War Department would make there fatal flaw and come 1918 during the Second Battle of the Somme Swanson would be kidnapped by the US Army and dragged off in the middle of the night, his uniform jacket was left behind torn and bloodied as the US troops beat the hell out of Swanson to the point he needed medical attention again. They shattered his wrist, cracked his skull and wrenched his knee, ankle and hip out of location. His ribs needed to be wired together, a metal plate in his orbital socket and pins, screws and rods to put his wrist and leg back together again. The US War Department stated that Swanson was a German sympathiser and he either served within the US Marine Corps or he faced certain execution by hanging; Arthur didn’t see a way out and simply agreed out of fear for his own life and well the life of his family and friends that would face execution or imprisonment if word got out of these false charges against him. The British would be told that Lord Swanson was killed in action and the US shipped him back stateside to begin his days within the USMC at Parris Island. While in America Swanson was forbidden from any sort of communication and was but to work in the training division, unable to protest he just did as he was told, now one could say that the plans of the US War Department had worked and the English simply took them at their word and wrote Swanson off for dead……well nope, the English were already upset at what they tried to pull on Lord Yates and seeing their was a witness to Swanson’s beating and abduction the US was about to get screwed hard and deserving it. Those in the village of Swanson simply prayed for their Lords safe return as British Intelligence began working diligently to locate and recover Lord Swanson the Earl of Swanson. It would take nearly twenty years for the British to locate Swanson and it would come from a newly elected American Senator and World War One veteran Harry Truman to see Swanson in a Marine Corps uniform and looking worse for wear, Truman would remember Swanson and report the location to the British Embassy about discovering Arthur Swanson alive and within the USMC at Parris Island South Carolina. This would send England into a frenzy as they had to rescue their noble and as well someone had to pay the ultimate price for the kidnapping and deception, this wold lead to a few years of legal battles and conflicts between the US and the UK; the US even tried stating that he had willingly abandoned his British Citizenship and joined the USMC, though the bruises and signs of neglect and abuse stated otherwise. The US tried everything to save their skin from the wrath of the UK and well seeing they had already tried this with Marvin Yates and failed, left Franklin Quinn for dead and were under supposition for both Sly Grimm and Hershel Meisner this was not going to be an easy process. The US pleaded with the British that they were not responsible and Arthur had willingly defected but to no avail as their pleas fell on deaf ears, Arthur was returned to England and the British brought up war crime and other charges against the commanding officer of Parris Island and anyone who had any knowledge of Swanson’s abduction. this would lead to the arrest of General Johnathan B O’Brian and his eventual hanging thanks fully impart to the documents provided to the English by Senator Harry S Truman. In all the English hanged over 30 US officials and officers that were involved in the abduction of Swanson and they even executed the two officers responsible for the attempted abduction of Marvin Yates. Well for Swanson his trip through hell was over and he was back home in Swanson England trying to put the pieces of his life back together, and it would take him decades if not longer to be able to function properly, he reports that while he was in America he was beaten daily and well he was treated like a prisoner of war and…….well the Nazi’s treated the Jews better than they treated me, at least they knew where they stood. I was beaten, starved, dragged around base naked, I was used for hand to hand training as a dummy, I mean basically they tried to kill me daily and when they were done they locked me in a metal cage that was so small I couldn’t lay down nor sit I had to simply lay in the fetal position with screws and rivets driving into my side; they even would partially hang me to show the recruits what an execution looked like and what would await them if they ever went AWOL. Yes I was put through hell for 20 years at the hands of the American Military and do I hold discontent for the Yankee Doodles….no, the ones responsible were executed and justice had been served, I watched countless be hanged during my days and believe firmly that once they paid the ultimate price it was done and over. Also I saw the greatness that was within the Americans through my time with Truman and many within the FIP program, so to my American cousins I do love you all and I don’t blame you all for the sins of a few. Swanson would go onto to become a beloved educator and robotics master as he is also been called the “Father of Robotics” Swanson would find solace within mathematics and dedicate his life to teaching others, he would as well put down his cavalry and soldier days and simply allow himself to become a humpty dumpty teacher working on his robots and computer programs…..for Swanson I hope that he can one day find piece within his mind and soul as the FIP Program becomes exposed and justice for all is served.
Douglas Howell (1941): Well for Mr. Howell the Jersey Boy who joined the USMC shortly before the Second World War and would become a member of the FIP program for his efforts; Howell would initially not be given a choice as to his MOS and would find himself within the Combat Infantry and deployed to the Pacific Theatre just after he graduated from Paris Island Boot Camp. Howell would make the perfect marine as he was dedicated and devoted to the Corps and to the American Way. Even when he was captured by the Japanese he would endure relentless torture and horrific events that he would witness and as well have done to him at the hands of the Japanese; lets say for Gunnery Sargent Howell to even keep Japanese friends today is a miracle. Gunny Howell would suffer under his Japanese captures for six weeks before escaping and lets simply state that Howell is lucky to be alive and even after his escape he was barley recovered and thrust back into action for the Battle of Iwo Jima where he would end his career within the combat infantry. Though back to his month and half within a Japanese prison camp, well lets simply state that Howell can confirm that they did partake in cannibalism and let those captured suffer as they were filleted like a deer and left for dead or the unlucky ones would have a pound of flesh carved off and the would coated in salt to preserve the flesh and keep the GI alive for another filleting…..the worst where the ones that had their livers, and other organs removed and left to suffer in pain. For Howell he would suffer the torture of being strapped down to the forest floor and have bamboo shoots grow through him and puncture his body in multiple locations, he was further tortured through having his wrists broken, his neck stretched and parts of his flesh carved off and eaten in front of him. He was subjected to the weather and as well having his genitals mutilated, and don’t forget the bugs, snakes and other insects that would see him as a free meal; Howell was being consumed alive and he simply wished for death and yet pain is all he was forced to endure for weeks. He would eventually figure out an escape plan when his captures where in revelry and enjoying a feast from there most recent prisoners, he had lost significant weight and had his wrists shattered; this made it easier to try to escape his binds, though he first needed to shatter his hand on a rock and then force the broken hand through the bindings. For Howell this was his only chance to escape and if he didn’t swallow back the pain he was going to die and be fully consumed, so in the dead of night he slammed his hand over and over again into the rock and as bones shattered and blood poured from the open wound he winced and held back the cries of pain; he than pulled with all his might to free his hand and as he yanked he could feel flesh tearing and further damage being induced but his hand was free and now the issue of freeing his neck from the noose and his other hand. The pain according to Howell was off the charts as he manipulated the rope with his shattered hand but he willed himself through it and would free himself from the bindings, the next was to use his good hand to pull the bamboo shoots out from the roots and then free his legs; his head swelled from the pain and shock but he knew it was this or nothing, once he freed his body and limbs he crawled on his belly through the canopy floor driving rocks, sticks and gashing himself on further bamboo shoots……needless to say Howell hates bamboo with a bloody passion. He stated he crawled for what seemed like days using mostly his arms seeing his legs where both broken, his knees shattered and his ankles dislocated; not to mention missing part of his calf muscle that had been carved off and eaten the night before. Howell would eventually find himself near an American Marine Camp where he would simply roll down the hill crashing into trees, piercing himself with even ore bamboo and not to forget the bamboo that was already growing though him…..he was in agony and near death when he wrapped himself around a tree at the bottom of the hill back first and well that was game over for his pelvis and he would be left with serious spinal damage…..thought the Marine that was taking a leak near the edge of camp was given a shock when suddenly Gunny Howell came crashing down in front of him. Sargent Howell doesn’t remember much after that besides telling the Marines to follow his trail to rescue the others before they are eaten, he would be airlifted to a medical MASH centre and he figured if he lived and thats a big if he was headed back home to Seaside Heights. Well that wasn’t the case for Howell, he would in fact survive and undergo major surgery to restore his body and while he recovered for a few weeks, he would meet Rusty Rutherford another Jersey Shore Rat and the two hit it off and would become life long friends after. Though for both men, there trip through hell would not be over and they would learn that the Marines weren’t done with them and it was back in the saddle again, well Howell and Rusty prove one thing they are Jersey Strong and….well Stubborn Old Coots. Howell would be sent off to storm the beaches of Iwo Jima with Rusty and lets simply say neither man was in the shape needed to fight but they forged through the pain and gave the Japanese hell, now I can tell you that Gunny made it off the beach in one piece but that would be a lie and seeing he was only partially recovered from his ordeal in the prison camp this would be a true testament to being “Jersey Strong”. He would use salt, sand and basically anything he could find to seal the wounds and keep going, he would only surrender to a medic when he simply had no fight left in him and even then it wouldn’t last long. By this point Howell simply wanted to die taking a piece of those Japanese bastards with him, he would risk everything to save a squad of Marines and thus allow for the iconic image of the hoisting of the flag to happen, than he simply stated he looked up at the sky and requested permission to die…..he was denied and it was back to medical for the nearly destroyed Howell. Though for him the war was over and he was back stateside and given a new job within the Judge Advocate Generals Office as a Criminal Investigator and this would be were he truly prevailed and Howell would become one of the Corps best cops and investigators, though this would also be the reason further FIP would be forbidden to work in any field other than Infantry…….between Forester and Little the US War Department would have their hands full and this doesn’t begin to mention the headaches that Irving, Kennedy, Gravel and Schultz were causing them and lets not forget about now President Truman; though Howell would begin to work privately for Truman and eventually John F Kennedy to look into the FIP program and why the US War Department was so dead set on keeping it going yet sending the men to be killed time after time. Howell would uncover a disturbing fact about one of the FIP and that is Montgomery Hilliard was being subjected to continued torture, injections and surgeries even during times of peace, he was being forced to fight beyond his ability and suffer through extreme torture…..the big question was why and what the hell did he do to deserve this? Howell would learn that Montgomery had been part of the FIP since the 1860’s and had already been officially declared dead, he was set up so he would be captured by the Germans and further tortured and yet he kept coming back for more. Once Howell learned of the situation with Montgomery Hilliard he brought it up to Truman’s attention, by this time it was well after the Korean War and lets say Howell didn’t escape hell on the 39th parallel. Though come 1959 Howell and Truman would uncover why Hilliard was allowing himself to be tortured in silence and experimented on, the US War Department had illegally detained his children and wife and threatened to execute them if he ever refused a direct order and he would comply. By 1970 Howell discovered that the US War Department had already hanged his three daughters and had been keeping there bodies on ice to send parts of them to Hilliard to keep him inline, they as well subjected his wife to a gruesome death and kept sending him prerecorded audio recordings of her telling Monty to do as they say and Monty’s three boys had all been subjected to the FIP serum and thrown into the meat grinder and left their bodies to rot. Well lets simply say that when Howell would learn of this he would be sick to his stomach and want out of the military and well he needed to find a way to tell Hilliard without setting him off on a suicidal mission of revenge. Howell would as well leak information to the few politicians he knew where connected to the “Tear Down the FIP” initiative that Truman and Little started; and by 1976 he would once again have access to someone in power with the election of Jimmy Carter. Howell figured he could alert President Carter of the situation and both get help escaping the military and rescue Hilliard who by the late 70’s was simply obeying to obey as he had to know his family was long dead. Howell couldn’t sit by and know that a fellow GI was being subjected to extreme torture and pain for the sake of experimentation; Howell knew only one other former FIP that he could reach out to and that would be Wilhuff Palpatine Montgomery’s closest and dearest friend and hope that maybe a retired veteran would have easier access to the media and president. Well for the military this would turn into a fiasco once Wilhuff learned what his friend was being exposed to and that not only Monty had been set for capture but he and Dover were as well by Richard O’Brian……so long story short a very angry Wilhuff went public with his information and would gain a private meeting with Jimmy Carter, who would demand that the FIP Program be shut down and Montgomery Hilliard and Douglas Howell be discharged honourably immediately. So come 1979 Howell had broken the case wide open and was ousted from the military and Hilliard would end up being cared for by the Palpatines; though Howell’s case would end up eventually being forgotten even though it did have one direct affect it ended with the hanging of Richard O’Brian for treason, kidnapping and murder…..though personally I believe that this simply created more problems than it solved and yes I am happy that Montgomery and Douglas made it out of their trip through hell, though the US Military would not so easily forget about being humiliated publicly.
Dr. Wilford Edwin (1951): Lets talk about another Jersey Shore resident that found himself drafted and within the FIP all in the same week; Wilford Edwin hails from Belmar NJ and would receive the letter from Uncle Sam on his 18th birthday now isn’t that grand at least Wilford was born in November and he got to spend on last summer at the shore before shipping off to the US Army for one very, very long tour of duty……I mean fifty years long, and when he would return to Belmar he would be a changed man and barley recognisable from the leather jacket wearing greaser he once was. That’s right Dr. Edwin was a low life punk growing up and had more than one tangle with the police during his younger days, though the US Army would beat that attitude right out of him and well the FIP Program would secure his obedience. Wilford would receive his draft letter just days before Thanksgiving 1951 for him to report to Fort Hamilton in NYC, Wilford would pack a bag board a train and make his way to NYC the next day as his parents and siblings cried waving him off….little did Wilford know that this was going to be the last time he would ever see any of them alive. Once at Fort Hamilton he was processed in, given a hair cut and a simple inoculation injection and it was off to basic training and than the 39th parallel for him, he was destined for combat infantry and a true attitude adjustment. His time in boot camp was gruelling especially for this greaser from Belmar that was used to hanging out at the beach and drive in, his new life took some adjusting but he figured at least it’s over in a year or two and its back to the beach a war hero and he could get all the dames….oh how wrong he was, Wilford would find himself within Korea come January of 1952 and within the same platoon as Montgomery Hilliard a very seasoned and very jaded squad leader. Wilford didn’t understand what the FIP patch meant bu Hilliard knew and he wasn’t thrilled to see it, seeing that meant the program was still in full force and for Monty he was now starting to see UK soldiers wearing the same patch and he knew this war was going to be hell as he looked around and all the fresh meat he was sent was FIP…..Montgomery was horrified but for Wilford this was all new and he was trained to be a killer and fight against Communism. Even though Monty was expected to send the troops straight into the meat grinder, he had a soft spot for the rookies and didn’t want them to simply get greased on their first outing, he as well didn’t want to get greased do to there inexperience…..a trend that seemed to be in the Army’s plan for Monty and this new batch of soldiers was a harsh reminder of how expendable the FIP were, he even heard some of those in power simply called them stupid and idiots for even joining the military and getting killed….well for Wilford he wanted action and the front, though Monty would simply take ambush missions, recovery missions and scouting missions anything to keep the rookies off the 39th parallel and out of the meat grinder. Do to Monty’s leadership Wilford and the rest of the squad would suffer minor injuries and casualties as they acclimated to Korea and war, from January 1952 through June of the same year the unit would manage to avoid any major scuffle and Monty was starting to gain confidence in his men, though he still didn’t want to be anywhere near the front and the new threat the Chinese that were pushing the allied forces further south and come July of 1952 their unit would be sent directly to the front and now breaking in a handful of green horns they would march to the front dig in and prepare to fight for their life against the Chinese and North Koreans. Well Wilford’s first real experience with front line combat would be during a major Chinese offensive that lasted three weeks and countless men would be sent to the Battalion Aid station in a bag, and it was nearly lights out for Wilford when he was taken by surprise by advancing North Korean soldiers and as the enemy raised there weapons to dispose of the American GI out of no where Monty came running firing like a mad man, he dove onto Wilford and absorbed two bullets meant for Wilford; Monty would speed draw his side arm and shoot dead the three North Koreans, and continue on to retrieve others who had already been wounded. Wilford simply froze and couldn’t believe his Sargent has just saved him and yet he couldn’t even muster the courage to fight back against the advancing army. When Monty returned to Wilford he simply stated before calling for medical “It’s okay son, we all have that HOLY FUCK moment….though lets not make it a regular thing okay.” Monty’s words sunk in with Wilford and he mustered up his courage and started to fight back and seeing he didn’t want to upset the one man he truly respected and looked up to. While Monty was in medical yet again, the squad was under the command of Nick O’Brian and this Sargent was a hard ass and didn’t have the easy going nature of Monty and pushed the men harder than they had ever been pushed, many of Monty’s men would die do to this change in leadership and his lack of care attitude. During the few months under O’Brian Wilford would end up getting wounded badly and so would nearly half of the squad, Wilford figured he was going home from having a bullet tear through his chest and shrapnel tear through his legs and lower torso….well he was wrong and after a quick fix up at a MASH unit it was back to the front and this time Monty was back and needless to say he was not all to thrilled to learn about what O’Brian did. The two platoon leaders would wage war against each other and divide the platoon between Monty and Nick with Wilford siding with Monty, this division would have been something you would expect in the Vietnam war but not during the 1950’s and not during the Korean War but this had been brewing for a while and it was about to come to a head and quickly. After a few more months it was coming on Christmas of 1952 and the platoon couldn’t be further divided and new green horns where quickly forced to choose a side either Monty or Nick. It was no longer a brotherhood and as the holidays drew nearer the tensions between the Sargents could be sensed by all and it was going to eventually boil over and Wilford would be forced to make a decision that would dictate the rest of his military career and on Christmas Eve 1952 the men were camped out only a few miles from the front having an impromptu Christmas dinner when they would be ambushed by a small squad of North Korean forces, the sudden hail of gunfire would ruin the holiday spirit but it would be quickly handled by the more seasoned American soldiers, though again their would be casualties and dead but this was becoming the regular. Wilford was helping one of his fellow GI’s to medical when he would witness in horror Sargent O’Brian taking aim at Sargent Hilliard and before he could yell for Monty Nick fired three shots into Monty’s back and thigh two landing directly into his lumbar and the final finding its home in Monty’s thigh….one can say thank god Nick was a lousy shot. Wilford and Kingsley Quinn would witness the attempted murder of their trusted and beloved commander; this time Wilford didn’t panic, he didn’t pause and he remembered what Monty had done for him almost a year ago and he raised his rifle and fired one shot landing the bullet square in the face of Nick O’Brian killing him on the spot….Quincy later reported that he didn’t see that happening, Wilford was not known for being accurate. Sargent O’Brian laid dead, Sargent Hilliard wounded and now all hell was about to break loose as the CO would have Wilford arrested for murder and a court martial would soon commence. Monty was taken to medical once again with Kingsley following suit. Wilford faced the gallows for what he did and he was prepared to hang for killing the bastard that tried to murder a man he looked up to like a father, and no matter how many times he repeated his story and accounting of events it would fall on deaf ears till the final hour of his court martial when Doctor Gravel would emerge holding documents that showed the bullets removed from Staff Sargent Hilliard’s back where from an American gun and matched the bullets the removed from another South Korean GI that claimed to be shot by Sargent Nick O’Brian; he also presented the written witness statements from Monty and Kingsley, Colonel Gravel as well gave his own accounting on the reckless nature of Sargent O’Brian and how if PFC Edwin hadn’t fired on O’Brian than O’Brian would have killed him as he witnessed the murder and needed to be removed. It was simply self defence the tribunal listened to Colonel Gravel and read the statements and reports, and as PFC Wilford Edwin held his breath expecting to hear a guilty verdict and a sentence of death passed he started crying thinking he was going to hang and it would take Colonel Gravel to snap Wilford out of it and tell him he was innocent. Colonel Gravel than requested that PFC Wilford Edwin be transferred to his camp as only Monty and Kingsley would accept him back and his life was in jeopardy. Gravel’s request was granted and Wilford would spend the rest of the Korean war as a sentry for the 6177th MASH unit, PFC Edwin would eventually return stateside and expect his service was over and he could return to Belmar and he was wrong as the Army wasn’t done with him and they shipped the young man off to a base in California where he would work as a sentry till 1966 when he would be sent to Vietnam. Wilford’s tour of duty in Nam was total hell and yet he had a reputation of being “Don’t Cross This One” his shooting of Sargent Nick O’Brian had gotten around and lets say even without the protection of Monty and Kingsley he would have nothing to fear…well accept for the NVA and VC. Wilford’s time in war was basically easy compared to other FIP seeing he was well liked by Colonel Gravel and would end up being stationed within his medical camp where he worked as a sentry and eventually would become the company clerk.Wilford would only suffer minor injuries during his time in Vietnam; though one can say he was lucky seeing he was on R&R in Saigon when their camp was overrun by the Vietcong, this would not sit well with Wilford seeing yet another man that treated him like a son and protected him was badly wounded and he was unable to stop it. Wilford would work alongside Dr. Gravel till Grenada when he would would be nearly killed when the camp was overrun, though Wilford was able to pay Gravel back for saving his neck back in 1952 by throwing himself in front of a bullet that would have surly killed the already badly wounded doctor allowing Gravel to take down the enemy. Wilford’s career would shift once again when he would be transferred to the command of now Captain Montgomery Hilliard after he recovered from his wounds. Wilford was more metal than man at this point do to the amount of surgical steel in his body, though Monty simply joked “Its an FIP’s lot in life to fight while hauling around aisle three of a hardware store.” this would become an in joke between many of the surviving FIP and especially Reverdy Jamestown, Rusty Rutherford, Wilhuff Palpatine and Douglas Howell. Though for Wilford his tour of duty would come to an end in 1992 during Desert Storm when he would have nearly every bone in his body broken when a IED would explode near their convoy and while being carted off to medical his only concern was “Is Captain Hilliard Okay?” and refused to be taken away till he was told “Yes”. Wilford’s career ended in 1992 and he was a civilian sent back to Jersey to lick his wounds and try to rebuild his life, though he would learn his family had been killed while they visited relatives in Asbury Park during the riots and his family home was seized by the city as an abandoned property and resold at auction. He was officially penniless and homeless, again Wilford would learn that the FIP veterans took care of one another and even though the suffered in silence they would never allow one of their own to end up on the street. He would be contacted by Lt. Rusty Rutherford of the Asbury Park Police Department and given a roof over his head and warm meal…..for Wilford Rusty’s tiny apartment was more than adequate and he couldn’t be happier that he wasn’t living on the street. Rusty reached out to the other FIP survivors explaining the situation of Wilford and that he simply didn’t have the room to house him and if anyone could assist and as luck would have it Captain Hilliard would have the room and would be more than willing to take Wilford in at his home in Dallas Texas. The other FIP pooled funds and off to Hilliard’s Texas ranch for Wilford, while there he would recover and learn that the FIP simply didn’t speak of there tours of duty and the tragic events that they were forced to endure. They simply worked, drank, did drugs or in rare exceptions had family to aid them…..though most of the time it was up to them to self medicate and take care of their countless injuries and medical needs. Though according to Hilliard this was changing sort off, they began looking after the survivors and hoping that one day they would no longer be forsaken, he stated that he was once discharged from the military back in 1979 do to presidential order from Jimmy Carter; but it would be good old Ronald Reagan that would sign the papers puling him back in for Grenada and he was once again stuck till Desert Storm……though he fears that another President will get his thong snagged and pull him or the other FIP back into action and since no one gives a damn about us, its simply fight or die we are forever part of the Great American War Machine and it’s best to lay low and pretend you died years ago. Monty took care of Wilford throughout the 90’s though with Monty being in the CIA he wouldn’t be around much and it would be other Texas FIP like Arthur Crane and Elliot Ness that would help guide Wilford back into the civilian world. Now decades later Wilford holds three PhD’s in the hard sciences and has written countless books on his experiences in the FIP, growing up in Jersey, Science and even one called “My Two Mentors & Fathers (Monty and Wilbur) this book has sold millions of copies and is slated to have a major blockbuster release coming out at the end of February 2075. It seems that Wilbur didn’t take the advice of Monty though to be fair none of the FIP including Monty has taken their own advice, though I guess they need to silence the demons someway or they will simply go mad.
Montgomery Hilliard (1851): Now it’s time to talk about Monty the man, the myth, the legend; Monty seems to be registered as receiving the FIP serum on October 3rd 1851 and would seriously come to regret that decision. Monty was born December 24th 1790 making him the third in the line of eldest FIP members and one who has scene his fair share of combat and war; he fought in the War of 1812 within the US Cavalry and would see great action during the Battle of New Orleans. Though this wouldn’t be the only action Hilliard would see through his years and he would be integral to the western expansion and the securing of territories for the American settlers on their westward journey; Monty would stake claim in the land that would become Texas and again he would be within California during the Gold Rush and make a bit of wealth for himself in the process. Though we are not here to discus Monty’s days before the FIP and trust me they are vast and long, he like his close friends Wilhuff and Dover hail from New York and once he would learn of the FIP after returning from California he would sign on the dotted line, as an ageing officer this would be a godsend and seeing he just made a small fortune he would like to live long enough to spend it. Hilliard would find himself thrust into action the second he signed on the dotted line and the US Cavalry seemed to seek out conflicts for him to test his mettle and as well prove that he still is the best Cavalry commander to date…..I mean he makes Theodore Roosevelt look like an amateur. Montgomery was so valuable to the US Military they where thrilled to have him in the FIP and yet they seemed to want to send him against the natives consistently and for Monty this was an issue seeing he had decent relations with the tribes and was more than welcome on their land and even to partake in their ceremonies; though he had orders and he would do as ordered though Monty would always give the natives a chance at diplomacy and seeing he spoke many of the native tongues he could simply speak to them on their level and not let his men know what transpired. Though come 1860 and the Civil War all things would change and Monty would be riding alongside his dear friends and giving them Confederates Hell….and trust me from what I uncovered this man was a nightmare for the rebels and we would simply be given the nick name the “Pale Rider” and when the rebels saw the Pale Rider coming well he broke moral and would cause them to break formation. Monty wouldn’t escape injury during the Civil War though he would simply not show the enemy that he had been hurt….or that it phased him. During the Battle of Antietam (1862) his left leg was hit by a cannonball, the round shattered his leg and killed his horse sending him flying, when he hit the ground and skidded, reports indicate he simply hopped up and jumped around on on foot, sword in hand killing rebels even after being shot he still remained standing and drove his sabre through the skull of the rebel officer who shot him. Monty knew he was loosing blood quick and was going to die, but his reputation as the Pale Rider was more important than falling in battle and showing he had been defeated. The legend of the Pale Rider would grow even larger through the use of marksmen that would take down rebel sharpshooters and needless to say Wilhuff and Dover where excellent shots. Colonel Montgomery Hilliard the Pale Rider would become the scourge of the confederates and if they saw his regiment riding towards them many rebels would simply run for their lives, though again this was a rarity and not the normal. As many confederates feared and loathed this union officer and wanted him dead, just no one knew how to keep the Pale Rider down and even when shot through or stabbed he kept going like a man possessed and quickly would spread that the Pale Rider was spirit of the Union and he had the power of all the colonial soldiers that fell within him. Well for Monty this was becoming a serious issue as he would become the target of assassinations, sharpshooters and well simply every rebel that wanted to become a legend by killing the Pale Rider. By the Battle of Gettysburg (1863) his legend had grown to the point that it is said that once his regiment rode up behind Cemetery Ridge the confederate forces trying to flank the union would simply turn in terror of the Pale Rider and his Horsemen allowing for them to be gunned down or sliced in twine by the union cavalry. Only a few people actually know what happened that July day in 1863 and none of them are talking, but we know the Pale Rider lived and so did the men he commanded, it is reported that Monty was shot during the battle but again we have no record of him ever visiting a medical camp; though from reports and records we uncovered General Grant loved his Pale Rider and ordered that Monty be injected with further FIP serum t see what happens and so would begin the biggest issue of Monty’s life…..besides having to find a way to ditch the Pale Rider name. Once the war was over and the Confederates surrendered to Grant thanks in part to Monty and his use of guerrilla warfare….some say he brought some of his native friends to the party and simply butchered confederates from behind enemy line and simply held a gun to General Lee’s head and forced him to surrender or die. Well these are simply rumours and legends but those in the South still talk about the Union Cavalry General at this point known as the Pale Rider; Monty would go onto command the entire US Cavalry for many decades well at least till 1898 when Theodore Roosevelt….er Colonel Roosevelt would be given command and all the fame for the Rough Riders and the famous charge during the Spanish American War, I have documents here that are clearly written by General Montgomery Hilliard but well at least he was able to dodge the fame, though for his sake I kind of wish he hadn’t. Now I know the question you all have is how did General Hilliard America’s most famous and best cavalry commander, the man who brought an end to the Civil War and lead the charge up San Juan Hill go from General to Sargent; well the turn of the century happened and the FIP where no longer hero’s but property and they couldn’t have the Pale Rider known to be alive so on August 30th 1900 the Military published and article that the Hero of the Civil War General Montgomery Hilliard was murdered by a confederate sympathiser; his body was laid in state at the capital building in DC and Albany before being buried in Arlington Cemetery, though in reality Hilliard was simply transferred to a new base removed from command and given stripes and tossed in with the rest of the rank and file….while his casket lay empty. The nation mourned the lose of the hero of the Civil War and Spanish American War and even President William McKinley would decree that August 30th was to be a national holiday to remember the falling of true American Hero……well seriously McKinley was far more corrupt and had his hands deep within the FIP and as well was part of the reason the Santa Fe Ring (the original) lasted as long as it did. So for a few years Americans would remember Hilliard on the 30th of August but eventually it would become a forgotten holiday and the legend of the Pale Rider and his Horsemen would simply be relegated to story books and campfire stories. During the early part of the 20th century the US War Department would keep Montgomery on the move and transfer him from base to base seeing they didn’t need him being recognised nor his family finding him, see his wife wasn’t dumb and seeing Monty had just left their Texas home hours before he was murdered in Washington DC…..well the timeline didn’t aid up and this left for a serious issue and initially the government requested she stay silent and as Monty was on a top secret mission and couldn’t come home to eventually under presidential order by Theodore Roosevelt that the family of the Pale Rider needed to be detained and held at a top secret location indefinitely to keep the secret so January 23rd 1906 the Hilliard family was arrested within there Texas home and shipped off to parts unknown. The family farm was set ablaze and even the livestock was killed, the US Government cleansed the farm of the Hilliards and eventually the land would be sold and become a dude ranch. Monty would be then forced to do whatever the government wanted as they had his bride, his sons and daughters held hostage and if he disobeyed orders once they would all be killed and he would be put in his coffin alive; needless to say Monty obeyed orders and simply became the governments test subject, he was subjected to all sorts of experiments including starvation till near death, having his neck stretched, further injections, bones shattered and pulverised, I mean they basically did anything and everything to poor Monty including strapping his ankles to the back of car and dragged him around the base to see just how much damage an FIP can absorb. This continued between 1906 and 1915 when he would be shipped off to Europe with the Cavalry to fight against the Germans in the First World War……they made one big mistake they stuck the Pale Rider back on horseback and shipped him off to die, well Monty wasn’t dumb and he knew that charging automatic fire on horseback wouldn’t end well and the current commander of his division was once one of his men and recognised General Montgomery Hilliard for who he really was and in a blink the US War Department had screwed up, Colonel Rockland turned and told his men many veterans that as well served during the days of the Pale Rider and told them “Men we are in the presence of a legend, the stories where wrong and we were lied to; The Pale Rider Lives!” through a hail of cheers and some confusion Colonel Rockland turned and gave command to General Hilliard and said “It would be an honour to serve with you once again Pale Rider” Monty taken aback and slightly concerned that his family would be executed if it was learned he was again in command, but Colonel Rockland insisted and Monty would draw his sabre and prepare a proper counter strike against the Germans and one that would not end with them all dying in a hail of gunfire. As the British and other American Cavalry were being slaughtered the Pale Rider was back in action and from the reports, the Germans never saw him coming nor were able to properly prepare a defence for a successful cavalry strike. The Pale Rider would become so successful during the early goings of the war that word spread to the British and French and even back to the Americans that couldn’t believe that Colonel Rockland was still fighting and alive, everyone figured that every cavalry unit was destroyed and here was one that not only survived but was successfully fending off German advances……though once General John J Pershing learned of the successful cavalry unit he sent scouts out to figure out what was going on and what sorcery Colonel Rockland had performed. Once the scouts returned with the news General Pershing’s was horrified to learn that it wasn’t Colonel Rockland but the Pale Rider and had managed against all odds to loose only five men but take down countless Germans and capture multiple enemy big guns and simply snub his nose at the US Military, cause all the allied forces saw was a Non Commissioned Officer was doing something even the brightest generals had failed to do. So guess what happened next, the US Army would send forces to kill the Pale Rider and his men, claiming they had turn coated and sided with the Germans; well this counter assault against the Pale Rider would not end well for those sent to kill him and Monty and Rockland would fight tooth and nail to save there men’s lives and destroy the assaulting forces, even the British and French would aid the Pale Rider in his defence. After multiple days of continued assaults both Hilliard and Rockland knew that it would only be a matter of time before they were overtaken, so Hilliard simply allowed himself to taken prisoner and expecting to be hanged he left Rockland knowing they would survive after he was gone and this was simply a sacrifice for the greater good. Though Hilliard was taken into custody and reminded that he belonged to them and he was nothing more than property, he was striped of his cavalry patch and thrust into to the infantry where he would remain till 1979. Montgomery would be wounded so many times that he simply started calling it the norm and he would be back don’t worry. He also determined that if they were going to try to kill him he was going to use every ounce of life left in his body to save as many lives as he could and make sure the Army knew that it was Monty that was saving there assess and as well it was Monty that would do the stupid heroic deeds that would be witnessed and written about….so they simply couldn’t erase him again. Throughout the First World War Monty would thrust himself into action numerous times, charging enemy trenches to remove a machine gun or mortar, draw his sabre and show the Germans how an American Cavalry officer handled hand to hand combat and pulling men to safety at great risk to his own life…..I mean going through the records I count over a hundred accommodations he is owed simply from World War One and not to mention at least two separate events that should have gotten him the Medal of Honour. Monty was truly showing what it meant to be a hero and even though he was doing to spit the US Army he was still doing it and risking his ass to save others. Many FIP owe their lives to Monty and so what would happen to him next would be a total disgrace. In between World Wars Monty was once again exposed to extreme torture and near death events as the US War Department tried to undo the damage he caused and remove him from legend…..well that wasn’t working and as the FIP spoke of him and the general soldiers swapped stories of the Pale Rider and his blatant heroism the bigger his legend grew and many simply accepted that Monty was General Montgomery Hilliard and his grave lay empty. This would become a serious issue come the late 30’s when movies and comic illustrations would circulate about the Pale Rider and many authors would pen books about him. He had become an American Legend and well this couldn’t be allowed to remain, the world needed to forget about Monty and his deeds and come 1941 they would get another chance to remove him for good……simply why didn’t they just execute him, instead they injected him countless times and tortured the hell out of him for science. Now when I said what happened to Monty was a disgrace well that would be during the second world war after the D-Day invasion when Monty, Wilhuff, Dover and Reverdy where captured minutes after they landed behind the German lines; on the record it states that they were captured days after landing but according to new reports the US Army had the fore some jump last after the rest of the 101st airborne had already been deployed and then the plane relocated, enemy fire was suspended and they were forced out of the plane straight into the heart of the enemy where capture was guaranteed and the four problems…..the four horsemen could be executed at the concentration camp. Now we all know what happened to the other three horsemen inside the German Death Camp that few hundred thousand survived….well we don’t know how many American POW’s would loose their lives in that camp though we know a few that survived and few that managed to escape. Though for Montgomery he would endure great torture at hat hands of the Germans like his fellow Horsemen, and even after six weeks of brutality he would find a way to escape and again stick it to the US Army as he would become yet again a hero and lead the British back into Auschwitz in January 1945 to liberate the camp hoping that his friends where still alive. Though in the camp Monty would suffer greatly, he would be starved, his knees crushed by vice grips, his teeth extracted, a board put between his ankles and his feet hit with a sledge hammer, he would be dragged naked around the camp by his busted ankles from the back of a jeep, he would have his shoulder crushed under a sledge hammer and piece of wood and he would have his neck stretched numerous times; barbed wire would embed itself into his bones and the barbs would remain years after. Sadly for the Nazi’s they didn’t do anything the US Army hadn’t already tried and he was basically immune to the torture though the pain well that is something else entirely. Though Monty would power through and prove that they simply should have killed the Pale Rider and not tried to torture his ass, and trust me Monty still holds a grudge against the Nazi’s and anyone that dares to put on on of there swastikas better watch the hell out. Monty would crawl his broken ass to a fifty gallon barrel full of not so nice waste, climb in and simply be shipped out of the camp as the Guards frantically searched for the Pale Rider…..again should have killed him, well better tried and failed. According to Monty once the train stopped and the German’s opened the drum, well they were in for a surprise and he would quickly grab one with his good arm and drown the kraut in the vile liquid, grab the pistol and shoot dead the other and than cause the drum to topple over and allow him to crawl out of the sludge. He states that he killed multiple Krauts before fleeing very slowly from the train yard, he states that he simply stole a German jeep and fought through the pain and drove out of there, now I am not sure how he operated the peddles but however he got out of the yard and into a village he did cause he is alive and according to the British the Pale Rider refused to stay put once they rescued him and got him to proper medical aid station and he demanded that he be propped up in the Jeep given a gun so he could see the look on the faces of those fucking Krauts when his broken ass returned to free the people and his friends. Lets simply say that the Pale Rider was very convincing and according to reports yup he was part of the liberating force that sacked Auschwitz in 1945. Monty had once again given the US a serious black eye and seeing he was now an international war hero, they simply couldn’t make him vanish; as someone would begin to ask questions. After the war Monty would find himself back stateside and recovering from his very serious injuries and trying to regain some weight, but the Army wasn’t done abusing their favourite test subject and this time they tried to kill him in the process. though eventually the US war Department would put an end to the open torture of Hilliard seeing President Truman had become very invested in the FIP and was looking for Monty to shack the hand of the man that lead the charge to liberate Auschwitz and save countless. This was a sigh of relief for Monty, though by this point he simply figured his family was dead and him obeying was par for course by this point and he simply enjoyed sticking it to them hard and creating an issue whenever and wherever he could. So come the 1950’s and the Korean War it would be time for the Pale Rider to be deployed once again and this time Staff Sargent Hilliard was more than prepared to be forsaken, though his heroism would be felt by all while on the 39th Parallel; by 1950 Hilliard had become numb to the military life and the constant flow of war seeing had been fighting for America since 1802 and has watched America turn into a military super power thrusting itself into our nations problems simply because they could. His change of personality would come with a great cost and put him at odds with the more traditional NCO’s and officers that bleed red, white and blue….Hilliard understood that he was meaningless and long after he is gone the great war machine would forge on. In Korea the Pale Rider would once again prove that even within the mountains of North Korea he was unstoppable and his generations of experience would allow for many boys to come home alive and others to last a few more weeks or months before dying. Monty would become a father figure and mentor for many of the boys on the 39th and none more than Wilford Edwin who came to Korea a scared boy and would leave a man. Monty lived by one rule and that was to always do your best, and do to this he would once again prove that the US War Department needed the Pale Rider though they as well despised him. Now I am not going to discus his countless injuries and battles throughout his three years in Korea, as Monty has quite the service record and many young men came home do to his quick wit, thinking and leadership as well Monty throwing himself in harms way for his men; as I stated before he gave a damn about each and everyone of his boys and wanted to make sure they got back home to their mothers. Monty started noticing a trend of the boys being younger and younger, this was do to the extreme patriotism that flowed through the nation during the Cold War and like both World Wars many soldiers would simply lie about their age to join the fight and become a man. Well for Monty this was a no go and when he discovered a soldier was under 18 he did whatever he could including reporting it to one of the many doctors in medical to make sure the boy was sent home; this didn’t make him popular with command nor the boy he outed, though years later he would receive letters of thanks from them. Though his biggest issue was his fellow platoon leader Sargent Nick O’Brian who was reckless and all about being on the front and kissing commands ass, where Monty was more about bucking the system and keeping the boys alive. This would all come to a head after two years of infighting, brawls and a division of the men on Monty’s birthday in 1952 when after they fought off a small North Korean squad, the men were dealing with the wounded, policing the area and gathering war prizes when Nick O’Brian would try to murder the Pale Rider and lets simply say Monty was more than used to assassination attempts and even though he was shot in the back this was simply morning coffee at this point to Monty. The bullets tore into Monty’s lumbar region and upper thigh and would bring the Pale Rider crashing down, he wasn’t sure if he would survive this one but he wanted to be damned sure he didn’t die in front of O’Brian; as Monty slowly drew his sidearm to return fire he heard a bang and saw Wilford lowering his rifle and O’Brian laying dead on the carpet, through the blood he was coughing up Monty stated “Happy Birthday to Me, Thank you Wilford” than off to medical and well making damned sure he lived so he could save Wilford’s neck from the noose seeing the Army would want to hang the boy now a man for the killing. As I reported above between Monty, Kingsley and Gravel they came in at the 11th hour to save Wilford from a death sentence and kept him from suffering greatly under the weight of the US Military machine. Though for Monty the war wasn’t over and he would recover and continue to give them hell until once again the US left the fight and returned home, this time in defeat….though depending on who you ask it was a victory. Back home it was more of the same and for Monty and the other Horsemen military life was becoming hell, they would be shipped off in secret to fight in private wars, infiltrate communist cities and bring down dictators. They stopped torturing and experimenting on Monty do to the pressure from Truman and other senators that were now invested into the FIP program and the civilians had created a comic book character based on the Pale Rider that had become a pop icon; Monty was simply becoming a true American Icon and this pissed off the Army seeing they simply wanted him gone and forgotten. They would get another chance come 1966 with Vietnam and again the Pale Rider would survive against all odds and even when the US War Department would purposely set him and other FIP up he would beat the odds. Though the injuries he received in Nam would forever change Monty as it did all of the FIP the mixture of blood thinners and the FIP serum would be a true killer and well some Army doctor figured it would be a good idea to give the boys a blood thinner to help them deal with the heat…….though this is war and blood thinners would cause far more casualties, great idea people. Now during the war Monty would suffer from punji sticks, and even find a few pits that would nearly end his life, though once he learned that the Vietcong were using guerrilla tactics this would be their fatal mistake and he would go all Pale Rider on them. Monty gathered the rest of his horsemen and brought the fight directly to the VC his way and well……you saw the Rambo movies, where do you think they got the idea, now this wasn’t a full time strategy seeing he still needed to follow orders and protect the boys. By Nam Monty was officially checked out and he would become that NCO that simply smoked weed to ease the torment and would become the voice for peace as the social movement of the time was deeply affecting him and he understood that the Vietnam Conflict was illegal and even the politicians couldn’t spin it as the fires burned on the home front they suffered in the Jungle. Well flash forward to 1973 when Monty would suffer great injury that should have ended his career; he would be on the receiving end of friendly fire from the US Air Force when his location was pounded by napalm bombs that cooked him and his men, when the fires subsided Monty was severely injured hundreds laid dead around him and he was basically blind from having his eyes nearly boiled and blistered. The napalm did sear the bullet wounds closed but the Pale Rider knew this was it and he would be retired. Well thats what he thought and he couldn’t have been more wrong and after a few months in medical and a war breaking out between Dr. Heath and command Monty found himself with a metal plate in his orbital socket, a glass eye and needing to wear sunglasses at all times seeing his good eye was so damaged that any light was painful. You would think that this would be the time they sent him home, nope it wouldn’t be till 1975 nearing the wars conclusion when friendly fire again would hit Monty and he would be shipped home in a chair and yet not free from the Army. The US War Department was dead set against discharging Monty till he was simply a shell and for the next four years the experimenting and torture would begin again as the people once again forgot about the Pale Rider being a real person and it would take Wilford, Wilhuff, Rutherford, Reverdy, Howell and eventually Jimmy Carter to get the torment to end and have Monty discharged and shipped home; seeing he was so injured that simple tasks we take for granted where agonising for him and the poor man could no longer even tie his own tie, he needed help simply putting on his uniform let alone working as a drill instructor. By the start of 1979 he would receive his discharge papers from the Army thanks in part from President Jimmy Carter and Senator Franklin Little; though his retirement was short lived and even though Monty went to work for the CIA after his time in the Army by 1981 President Ronald Reagan would sign papers that would force the Pale Rider back into action and it would be back in uniform for the tired and numb Pale Rider, though at the start they simply but him in the domestic special forces unit known as Delta Force and promoted him to the rank of Captain and further FIP injections to off set the prior damage, He was ordered to patrol the American cities hunting for drug lords, terrorists and crime bosses that plagued the American cities during the 1980’s and don’t forget the communist threat that lurked behind every street corner. Monty would find himself fighting in Grenada (1983) and as well deployed all over the nation and world, though this time he could fight as the Pale Rider and bring his new level of violence to the terror threat; by the 1980’s Monty was seriously done and didn’t have time for playing nice, he simply killed everything and cared nothing for allowing the justice system do it’s job. He killed countless and the more he killed the happier Reagan and Bush Sr. were; though come 1992 Monty would officially meet his match when he was deployed to Saudi Arabia to kill Saddam Hussein and his regime…..well his unit that he put together to work in secret would be taken down by an IED and well this would be the last ride for the Pale Rider as he suffered horrific wounds and would need to be basically put back together again with even more metal and fusions. Monty had found away out of the army though it was as the the Army wanted, simply a shell hosting a soul and well even that is left up to argument as Monty continued to work for the CIA and NSA, and eventually Homeland. He couldn’t give two shits about anyone other than his Horsemen and the other FIP’s and was trying to tear down the veil of secrecy behind the FIP program from within. He was once again popular with the people through the many comics, cartoons and action figures that portrayed the Pale Rider as the ultimate American Hero; though inside Monty was officially done playing nice and tried to keep his head down as to not become a target from incoming presidents to be used as there personal war machine. Monty would once again take to action during the Texas uprising and he would join the Texas Elite and work within the Sons of the True Confederacy though he was simply a spy for the UCAS CIA & NSA, he would train Agent Johnathan White and work directly alongside his long time friend Wilhuff Palpatine, he would as well use his influence and skills to rescue citizens being held against their will and Monty would once again become the hero of the people, though he can also be a true nightmare. Don’t believe the stories of him slaughtering natives and being a soulless killer for Monty has dedicated his life to helping the people and being a true American hero; he is friends with the natives and has been sacrificing his well being throughout to keep us safe….America might have given up on the Pale Rider but he hasn’t given up on us.
Dr. NJ Rivers (1917): Lets begin to speak about Dr. NJ Rivers and his days within the USMC and his ties to the FIP Program, NJ would join the Marine Corps during the First World War out a show of patriotism and national pride, he figured his skills as a surgeon could be useful and seeing many boys where being maimed or killed and he just couldn’t sit back within his New Jersey home and do nothing especially while his brother was off fighting in Europe. So NJ closed his practice down, packed a bag and visited the recruitment centre in Cape May and volunteered for the Marine Corps to work as a surgeon. Needless to say they were more than happy to accept NJ into the medical division and ship him off to war. After a few weeks of command school he was deep within Europe holding the rank of Major and working tirelessly to save our boys and make sure they got to see another day. Though as NJ would learn :In war boys die, and in war doctors can’t save everyone” though do to his dedication and determination many would be saved and return home to their parents or wives though thousands would die on his table and NJ took every death personal and would use each experience to further advance his skills as a combat surgeon or as they call themselves a “Meatball Surgeon” NJ would find himself injected with the FIP serum come 1917 after serving his first year as part of his routine medical evaluation, the Corps wanted to make certain that NJ wasn’t going anywhere and that his skills remained property of the US Military for ages to come. NJ would learn this come the end of the Great War when he expected to be returning to Cape May and would be told Sorry Lt. Colonel you have been promoted and we own you for another tour of duty; well that tour of duty would last till 1970 when he would suffer extreme injuries that would nearly end his medical career not to mention his life.
NJ would end up serving the USMC through multiple wars and conflicts and become the one doctor every marine dreamed of having if they ended up wounded, seeing NJ was never content on being simply good at his job and believed that the boys deserved the very best he could offer and even meatball surgery could be improved upon and it would be NJ that would begin to demand the military improve the conditions and training for it’s medical corps seeing that he only meet a few competent surgeons in the theatre of war. The War Department would originally listen to NJ seeing that he was successful and showed true drive that the USMC loved though this would come to bite them in the but later as better doctors meant wiser doctors and ones that actually gave a damn.
This would as well open the door for long time FIP doctors such as Colonel Gravel and Colonel Schultz to begin demanding better treatment for them and for their men, this new program that NJ started out of disgust would cross over to the US Army and Navy, thus causing an issue to brew long before the government was prepared to deal with it. Also they would begin to accept better surgeons and doctors from the civilian world to aid them in war, hence the Edger Grayson problem and Dr. Heath situation some of the civilian draftees or volunteers where to smart for their own good and began to ask questions……and questions meant problems.
Now for NJ the first world war was basically never ending as he worked under horrible conditions inside churches, trench holes, and even within the heart of “No Mans Land” a few times, bullets tore past him as he tried to put the boys back together and bombs shook the ground and littered the patients with dirt and dust as he was performing vital chest surgery. These conditions led to many dying in post opp from infection while others flat lined on the table, these conditions would not improve till the modern day but long after NJ was retired; though GI’s and Marines today can thank NJ for insisting more sterile conditions and better trained staff.
NJ would escape major injury throughout both World Wars with only once being shot in the buttocks by an enemy sniper while he was returning to the medical camp and in true form he ordered his staff to give him a local and with a mirror in hand he watched the surgery and critiqued the process the entire time and his staff couldn’t keep NJ from working in surgery even though a few times he ended up with busted stitches and his own sauce pouring down his leg. Well one thing is true these FIP are seriously dedicated and broken men and the US War Department is solely to blame, it wouldn’t be till he was stationed in Korea with the US Army running a Battalion Aid Station that he would suffer his first major injury that would require massive surgery. Dr. Rivers was working and commanding the one location every doctor feared to work and that was only a few miles from the front at a Aid Station, this is a location that gets bombed regularly by both enemy and friendly fire, also many doctor and nurses have been killed at Aid Stations….it wasn’t a safe place to work or reside.
During the brutal summer of 1952 NJ would be hard at work putting boys back together and shipping others off to a nearby MASH unit for more drastic care, Aid Station 21 had come under heavy bombardment from the Chinese offensive that they had zero cool down time and NJ and his staff had been working tirelessly for nearly 48 hours and he knew the MASH units were as well overworked but the wounded kept coming in and it was up to him to determine who stays, who goes and sadly who dies; and while NJ was hands deep into a chest wound the bombs came once again and one landed a little to close to the Aid Station and the tremors knocked the exhausted doctor off his feet and he ended up breaking his wrist as he crashed onto the ground. Unfazed he got back up, changed his gloves and went back to work not even noticing his broken wrist, once he was alerted to it he kinda started to panic as pain flushed through his body, but NJ didn’t have time to worry about it and pushed on with the surgery at hand.
The bombs once again pounded the area, once again one landed a little to close and NJ simply dove onto his patient as fire and shrapnel tore through the aid stations cloth walls. Sending pain coursing through NJ’s body and he now knew he was badly wounded and needed medical aid…..though the Lt Colonel refused to accept that he couldn’t finish the surgery and forced himself through as he was ordering the nurse to close up the patient his hand started to go numb and he could feel shock setting in and the cold chill of blood loss. NJ went to run to get his next patient in line and thats when he learned that he had a piece of lumbar driven through his right knee and coming out his lower leg and he simply collapsed from the pain and broken leg; as he went down he could feel his ankle give way and snap. NJ simply laid on the floor calmly ordering the corpsman to get him on a bus or chopper and ship him down to the 6177th MASH unit to be worked on by Colonel Wilbur Gravel.
NJ would be shipped down to the MASH unit to receive emergency surgery for his most recent injuries, do to his medical talents being at risk the military would take it easy on NJ though no one was harder on him than himself and he wouldn’t simply lay down and accept the required rest. Turns out the worst patients are other doctors and no one could have been worse than NJ seeing he was found out of bed and doing rounds throughout post op numerous times and after being wrangled back into bed he would simply cooperate long enough to be ignored and than it would be back to reading charts and checking on patients many of witch NJ had put back together at his Aid Station.
As much as NJ was a pain in the rear for the medical staff, they were happy to have him aiding their bewildered and tired staff, and after the first month when NJ’s wrist was doing better and the stabiliser had been removed, the bombs once again started pounding the grounds and as the camp prepared for their bug out, NJ noticed one of the patients beginning to seize and he just jumped into action without second thought, screaming for a nurse he rushed the patient and began checking the eyes and vitals; he yelled for the chart and after a quick glance he noticed the patient’s chart had been mixed up with a previous patients, he noticed the patient was started to have trouble breathing and the seizing was increasing. He grabbed the dog tags and demanded a nurse to locate the proper chart and as well diagnosed the patient as to be having an allergic reaction to the recent dose of antibiotics. He didn’t have time to wait and would perform an emergency tracheotomy, order a saline cleanse and a new round of antibiotics; NJ’s quick thinking would save the patients life and show that he was still on top of his game, NJ didn’t even notice that his leg was throbbing and he had popped a few stitches and was starting to bleed and seep from the injured location.
Lt. Colonel NJ Rivers simply dismissed the attending captain and took charge of post op, he would ask the nurse to tend to his leg while he checked all of the other patients charts. He would come to a horrific realisation when more than half the post op ward’s charts had been swapped out with other patients charts, suddenly he heard another attending nurse scream “Doctor” as another patient began showing signs of allergic reaction, one by one over 20 patients would begin to seize. NJ would jump into action once again and begin life saving care on them, Doctor Richard O’Brian the recently dismissed captain was trying to simply slip out unnoticed; his efforts would fail when NJ noticed the sly actions of the captain and he called for a corpsmen to detain Capetian O’Brian.
NJ would end up saving 25 out of the 30 patients, even with the aid of a few other of the camps doctors including Col. Gravel, they simply couldn’t save all of them. NJ had to be ordered to stop CPR on one boy that he simply refused to let die, the soldier had been flat lined for nearly twenty minutes when Colonel Gravel. grabbed NJ and said he’s gone Colonel, you need to call it. NJ’s legs and arms hurt, he was very emotional and covered in blood when he looked at his watch and gave time of death. Than a look came across his eyes and this was a look Dr. Gravel knew all to well, it was a cross between anger and frustration and NJ was about to do something that he would live to regret, Gravel had to grab NJ by the arm and hold onto to him before he physically assaulted Dr. O’Brian.
Gravel would be able to hold NJ back and told him that they would look into the mix up and make sure any guilt was properly dealt with. He than told NJ he needed to return to bed and rest his legs and hand or he would never be a surgeon again, as a surgeon is only as good as his hands and NJ risked permanent damage if he kept over using his damaged wrist and hand. Colonel Gravel would begin an inquiry into Doctor O’Brian and come to learn that Richard O’Brian was not a doctor at all, he wasn’t even an officer either. It would be learned that Richard was a US Army Private who once worked within combat infantry and had deserted his unit from the front and left his squad mates to be mulched by the Chinese with only one survivor being his Sargent Kingsley Quinn who reported that Private Richard O’Brian not only defected he fired a flare gun to alert the Chinese of their ambush location and then shot him in the back before fleeing. Private O’Brian was listed as AWOL and wanted for attempted murder of Kingsley Quinn, and Treasonous Actions on March 4th 1951. He would show up within a MASH unit nearly a year later with a new uniform, ID, and MOS; and now he had tried to murder an entire platoon of wounded men. All men that served under Hilliard and Quinn, and had rebelled against his cousin Nick O’Brian.
Later in 1952 just days before Thanksgiving Richard O’Brian was court martialed and found guilty of all charges and sentenced to death by hanging, he was executed on Thanksgiving Day November 27th 1952 within the grounds of the MASH 6077th for his crimes. NJ would return to the Battalion Aid Station on December 1st 1952 and he would remain within the dangerous location till the wars end in 1953. Rivers would be back with the USMC after returning stateside and put to work at Parris Island to administer physicals and supervise the inoculations and of course the FIP injections that he was never alerted as to what they were, just told to give them to preselected patients; NJ had already scene this serum and had been administering it as a life saving medical treatment throughout three wars now and was beyond curious as to why he was now being ordered to administer this drug to new cadets that only had to worry about having acne and were still self conscious about dropping their shorts in front of other men.
This curiosity would lead NJ straight into the hornets nest as he would run tests, try to analyse the serum and perform case studies and learn that this serum had been administered to many of the same soldiers he knew from the FIP program and was being manufactured somewhere in Connecticut. He would uncover very dangerous information that would suddenly make NJ a threat and he would find out that the US War Department was not all to thrilled that someone was digging into the records of this medication. Especially a doctor with a a speciality in pharmaceuticals, suddenly NJ became as much of a risk as Doctor Forester and needed to be dealt with quickly, the War Department would first try to silence Rivers by trusting his brother into conflicts and even endangering NJ’s family off base, though they gave up on that when many of the soldiers would be mauled by wild animals trying to sneak through NJ’s wooded backyard his brother was basically the luckiest SOB round and would always return alive and successful regardless of how they tried to set him up.
Simply NJ proved to be immune to the threats and unbothered by the risks to his loved ones, he was focused on the serum and the USMC needed to redirect him, so they tried transferring him and again that would fail seeing he simply brought his documents with him and he always had access to a laboratory; eventually they figured out to ship him to combat zones and eventually Vietnam to help the French in early 60’s long before the Americans officially got involved and well that would work. NJ would not have his research and access to a lab, so either he would forget or the war would kill him and either way the War Department would be content……oh little did they know the monster they unleashed.
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