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Ripcord (Character)
from "G.I. Joe" (1985)

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Ripcord is a G.I. Joe character from the A Real American Hero and G.I. Joe vs. Cobra series. Ripcord Personal information File Name Wallace A. Weems Birthplace Columbus, Ohio Aliases Rip Cord; Halo Jumper Military information Service branch US Army Grade / Rank Corporal (E-4) Specialties High altitude low opening paratrooper; Airborne infantry; Demolitions Training Airborne School Weapon / vehicle expertise M-16; M1911A1; Carl Gustav 9mm parabellum; Browning high-power Organizational information Factions G.I. Joe Team Ripcord has one of the most dangerous assignments among members of the G.I. Joe Team. HALO Jumper (High Altitude Low Opening) What he does is jump from a plane so high up in a sky that you need an oxygen mask just to breathe. He then falls like a dead rock for thousands of feet and, at the last possible moment, open his parachute. The margin for error is way too small for any corrections. All this is to avoid visual and electronic detection. It takes a man who more than really loves skydiving to take that assignment. Ripcord has great confidence in his skills, experience and coolness under pressure.

First debut in1984. Real name is Wallace A. Weems and has a rank of E-4

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