Demeanor: Determined, hardened with valor
Nature: Quiet, but the kind of guy to sit with you and share his sandwich.
Description: Caucasian male, mid thirties. Often wears fatigues, American accent.
- Physical Health: 7
- Mental Health: 7
- Physical Defense: 4
- Mental Defense: 3
- Perception: 4
- Agility: 4
- Strength: 4
- Persuasion: 2
- Intimidation: 2
- Melee: 4 (+2 from STR)
- Ranged: 5
- Survival: 2
- Engineering: 2
- Grizzled: 4. Blankedy is a grizzled war vet through and through. They saw enough for ten men, and are seeing more everyday. However there's only so much you can look at before you start remembering the hell you're about to go through. (+3 MDEF against GORE/HORROR. Only usable 3 times a run.)
- General Infantry: 3. Going under general infantry training for the American military, they were taught how to use a weapon. Going under fire of a few hundred Germans taught they learned how to kill with their weapon. However it often takes time to get a proper bead on a target, making the perfect shot is hard to do the first time. (+4 RANGED when using a battle rifle (such as the FAL) at the appropriate range, it's hard to use a long-barelled rifle in melee combat. Bonus only applies every other Ranged roll after the second round of combat passes.)
- If It's Broke I Can Fix It.: 3. Blankety was the handyman for his company when the engineers weren't around. He knows how to do a basic full-strip of a weapon, and knows plenty about firearms. (+2 ENGI involving modern (for 1957) weapons.)
- Those're Poison: 2. Blankety was an outdoorsman before they were in the Army. They learned a thing or two about what's good to eat and what's not. (+2 SURV when foraging in a temperate forests.)
- FN-FAL battle rifle
- 7.62x51mm magazines
- Browning M1911 handgun
- .45 ACP magazines
- Ka-Bar combat knife
- Survival Pack (Binoculars, canteen, rations, compass, rope)
Philip Spaulding was born in 1923, in Birmingham, Massachusetts. Spending his most formative years in the Depression, austerity came easy to him, his father frequently taking him hunting or teaching him to pack powder in shotgun shells. The news of the United States’ mobilization to war came to Spaulding right before his eighteenth birthday: He enlisted as soon as he could, and was soon enough attached to a rifle corps and trained. He didn’t see the front lines until the Pearl Harbor bombing, which saw him and his unit deployed into the Pacific in the grueling island-hopping campaigns that simultaneously hardened the young man to blood and guts and forged him into a fearsome fighter. In the muck, surf, and jungles, every soldier needed to contribute to his own equipment’s upkeep, and so Spaulding discovered a certain mechanical aptitude that he maintained through the war’s end.
At the war’s end, Spaulding went home a Master Sergeant with numerous medals and decorations. Retirement didn’t come easy to him: He returned to his hometown, where he resumed the outdoorsman’s life, hunting and trapping for leisure when not busying himself as a handyman. Things were nice and quiet until the rumblings of the Korean War approached; Spaulding reenlisted for another term of service, and back to the frontlines he went.
In Korea, Spaulding learned the appropriate use of the ‘right arm of the free world’, the FN-FAL, and further demonstrated not only a level of tactical acumen but proved himself a ferocious and tenacious combatant. Upon the United States’ withdrawal from Korea, Spaulding returned home yet again, an undirected and aging veteran with nothing of real meat to sink his teeth into. Fortunately, rather than descend into obscurity, his wartime distinction caught the attention of the Foundation, which was still in dire need of capable and distinguished soldiers. Spaulding accepted the offer of work and fulfillment without hesitation.
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