Longtime G.I. Joe Team member Snake Eyes who punctuated innumerable battles with his silent but deadly approach was Killed In Action on April 22nd 2015.
Leaving behind a legacy that has touched and saved so many lives, his indomitable courage and fighting spirit will live on in the halls of the PIT, and the hearts and minds of the G.I. Joe Team forever. Snake Eyes was tempered on the anvil of life until he was as dangerous as a razor-edged sword. Although his sword may be forever sheathed, his life will always be remembered as that of a true American Hero.
Duke was quoted saying “You’re laying there, out of ammo listening to the Cobra H.I.S.S. Tanks rolling in, and you know you’re not getting out. Everybody you know, your family is half-way around the world, and you think you’re never going to see them again and today is your day. Then, over the machine gun noise and the smell of burning diesel fuel you faintly hear that sound of Arashikage Steel, you look up to see Snake Eyes, but it doesn’t seem real, because no one man alone could take down that kind of Armor with just his blade. That’s Snake Eyes!”
RIP Snake Eyes 1982 – 2015