A Real American Hero comics continuity - Marvel Comics
During the Vietnam War, Dickie Saperstein was one of a six member Long Range Recon Patrol (L.R.R.P.), led by the future Stalker and also containing the future Snake-Eyes, the future Storm Shadow, Ramon Escobedo and Wade Collins.
Dickie's tour of duty was nearing completion and he felt burnt out and wanted to go home. However he extended his tour of duty as his father needed a new heart valve and the family couldn't afford it. So he signed up for an extension scheme that provided a lump sum in advance which paid for the operation. His father died on the operating table. Even though he could have got a "compassionate" discharge he felt he should honour the deal he had made. Shortly afterwards the L.R.R.P. was ambushed in a valley and Dickie were killed when he trod on a landmine. Ramon Escobedo also died in the ambush.