Cross-Country's parents were both blue-collar workers who operated heavy machinery in the mountains of Appalachia. From there, he developed a natural affinity for driving big machines and finding the best safest routes to keep tracked vehicles from getting stuck in mud pits and sinkholes. Cross-Country might be rough around the edges but you can count on him to keep his head on level during a firefight. Just make sure you don't mistake him for a hillbilly, he's a redneck and proud of it.
A Real American Hero continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
Devil's Due Comics continuity
Action Force (British) Comics continuity
Cross-Country was part of the assault force who recaptured an Arabian oil terminal from Cobra and prevented it from being exploded to ignite the oil fields.
Hasbro Comics continuity
Animated continuity - Sunbow
|A Real American Hero (1986)
Appearance: grey hat with black goggles; brown hair; white short-sleeved shirt; light green vest with black diagonal strap; grey wristbands; brown gloves; dark grey pants with brown belt; white wrap over brown boots; red pockets; "Dixie" belt buckle
|A Real American Hero (1993)|
Cross-Country was available carded in the Battle Corps subseries of A Real American Hero toys - #2 in the series.
Appearance: grey hat with black goggles; red hair; grey jacket with orange neckerchief and strap; CSA flag on back; light blue faded pants with orange belt; grey boots
Accessories: bright orange '91 Dusty backpack; black "Shockwave" pistol; black "Hit & Run" submachine gun; black "Bullhorn" machine gun; black "Hit & Run" knife; blue-green, spring-loaded missile launcher with closed, U-shaped handle and black trigger; two black "Bazooka" missiles.
- Cross-Country's prototype filecard indicates his real name is "Arlen W. Slaughter," and his vehicle was called the "Rhino" instead of the H.A.V.O.C. This is reflected in The G.I. Joe Order of Battle #1 comic.