Staff Sergeant Matthew Samuel King ("Sam")Primary Expertise:
Demolitions, Field ReconOther:
Special Forces (Army) background; excellent marksmanship, basic close quarters combat training (no fancy Jackie Chan or Jet Li stuff), survival training
Sam had signed up with the Army upon graduating high school. That was now seventeen years, several tours of duties, including having joined up with the Rangers eight years ago, and of course meeting the love of his life Alicia. They had met by chance for the first time in a college admissions office, when he was on leave signing up for a class; as over the years he had been trying to earn a degree between deployments.
She had stayed with him, through all the deployments and the not knowing. She had smiled when he came home the week before, he had left for Georgia to begin Ranger school and told him she would still be there when he got back. And she was, and even then after he was assigned to be part of the military's special forces units, she was always there when he came home.
But now, as he sits in his chair a half empty bottle of Jack Daniels sitting on his desk, next to a picture of them and their wedding rings lying on top of the picture. And why? Because he hadn't been home, to protect her. The police had said an escaped convict, broke into the house at night. His beloved Alicia had been raped and killed. And for what? Money? A car to escape the police? Alicia would've just handed over her keys or her wallet. She didn't like criminals anymore than Sam did, but she wouldn't risk her life over a car or money. So none of it made sense to him. And still to this day, the police hadn't found the suspect.
Sam has turned in his papers to leave the Army, but still night after night it is the same thing. He sits here in his chair, the only thing keeping him from actually placing his Colt 1911 under his chin and squeezing the trigger, is the mere thought of what Alicia would say about it. Yet here he has been for the past week, ignoring phone calls, and all but ignoring the need for food or water.