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Dynamite is the code name used by Argentinian Hector J. Garrido. He is one of six Screaming Eagles under the command of Sgt. Savage.
Garrido was born in The South American country of Argentina. It is unclear if he serves in the US military or is on temporary exchange from Argentina. Not much is known of his life before Sgt. Savage took command of Garrido and five other highly-trained, undisciplined soldiers. Garrido and the other Screaming Eagles have since helped stop NASA from unwittingly deploying a cyber doomsday device, protect a nuclear facility, and serve with distinction on maneuvers in the arctic before moving to reserve status.
A Real American Hero continuity
Hasbro Comics continuity
Garrido, along with the other Screaming Eagles, appear in the Sgt. Savage vs. Gen. Blitz mini-comics packed with select toys. In the comic, the Eagles defend a nuclear facility from the I.R.O.N. Army, drawing the enemy into a trap by hiding under the dirt of their bunker before attacking and driving back General Blitz's forces.
On each figure's card-back were short comics, akin to newspaper comic strips. In one, Garrido blows a bridge while enemy tanks are crossing. Another details his use of his motorcycle to go over the top of and drop grenades into an enemy bunker.
Devil's Due Comics continuity
During the conflict now known as World War III, Garrido was stationed in Algeria, North Africa.
Garrido's only known appearance in cartoon form is the single Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles episode, Old Soldiers Never Die. Along with the other Eagles, Garrido helps stop NASA from unwittingly deploying a cyber doomsday device.
There were two Dynamite toys released as part of the Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles toyline.
Dynamite (v1) was dressed in olive drabs and included a .50 cal machine gun with a two-piece tripod and ammo box. The figure also had a Colt M1900, knife, helmet, and missile launcher and missile.
Urban Attack Dynamite (v2) had a blue/grey US Woodland-like camouflage pattern and included a helmet, M1 Garand, motorcycle and side gun, and a decoder ring.
Reportedly, a Jungle Patrol Dynamite prototype was made, but no further information is known.
- Garrido's assignment to North Africa during WWIII could be a reference to Operation Torch, due to the Sgt. Savage toyline's roots in WWII.
- The decoder ring was used to decode hidden messages on toy packaging. The message included with Urban Attack Dynamte reads: "Sgt. Savage's hobbies are baseball, basketball, and catching up on the past fifty years of military history." The code source can be seen here.
- In the US, Garrido's rank (E-5) is a sergeant. However the Argentinian equivalent (OR-5) is cabo mayor (in English, corporal major), which is a corporal who is acting in the place of a sergeant.
Dynamite at My Useless Knowledge
Sgt. Savage toyline at YoJoe.com