Doc is an avowed pacifist but never backed down from a challenge. When he heard about the G.I. Joe Team, he enlisted in the Army hoping to be on the team. He was told that the Army made no such deals. That didn't stop Doc. He went on with his training and did all he can to get on the Joe Team. It is his belief that the Joe Team is the country's best weapon against terror and that even they need a man who's willing to go into the field when the going gets rough and the chips are down and patch them back up.
Doc is not just any medic. He actually got his degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency at John Hopkins. He also did all the training that would get him to any field as possible. To that end, he's airborne qualified, had mountaineering experience and desert training. There's no place he wouldn't go.
A Real American Hero comics continuity - Marvel
Among Doc's earliest missions, in his official capacity as medic for the Joe Team, was to provide medical support for Hawk's team in the Alaskan tundra. When the entire team is poisoned by a toxin, Doc actually wrestles with Destro for the cure. Afterwards, he bluffs Cobra exchanging the cure for the plutonium.
Animated continuity - Sunbow
Doc was one of the first few people to find Duke still alive, having escaped from the clutches of Cobra. Duke couldn't remember the Cobra base's exact location. However, the problem was more mental than physical and he deemed Duke fit to return to command duty. That doesn't stop Doc from trying though and puts Duke through another session to help any memory to resurface. It ends in another failure but Doc remains undaunted. As a last resort, he places Duke in a sensory deprivation tank to filter out any outside interference and finally get the information the Joe Team so badly need.
|A Real American Hero (1983)
Doc was released carded as part of the second series. He was sold in 1984 and was discontinued domestically in 1985. In 1986 and 1987, Hasbro Direct offered Doc as part of the "Original Adventure Team" mail-in set. He came packaged in a plastic bag and came with nine other figures in a carrying case.
Appearance: Green sunglasses; beige open-collared shirt with rolled-up sleeves and red cross on right shoulder; beige pants with red belt and brown shoes; white undershirt.
Accessories: beige helmet (with flares on sides); black flare launcher with sling; dark green stretcher.
|A Real American Hero (2008)|
- The Season 5 episode of the CBS television program NCIS that aired October 16, 2007 - "Identity Crisis" - assigned many of the guest stars and incidental characters the names of G.I. Joe characters. The first role was Naval Lieutenant Carl Greer, played by Emmerson Brooks. The character was a young medical student called in to observe an autopsy, and the only extra in the scene to have a speaking role.