This article is about the G.I. Joe anti-aircraft specialist - for the Autobot sniper, see Backblast.
Sergeant Backblast
Personal information
Real Name

Edward J. Menninger


New York, New York




Sergeant Backblast

Military information
Service branch

United States Army

Primary MOS

Air Defense Artillery

Secondary MOS

Signal Corps


1 - E-5 - Sergeant


Air-to-Air Missiles

Organizational information

G.I. Joe




Canonical/Pre-MUX/Theme History:

U.S. Army Sergeant Edward J. Menninger was born in New York City. He is an expert in using various portable ground-to-air missile launchers. On his first mission with the G.I. Joe team in 1989, Menninger, codenamed 'Backblast', was part of the covert team sent into Sierra Gordo to rescue captured members of the G.I. Joe team and the USSR's Oktober Guard. He shot down a Cobra Condor jet attempting to destroy the Joes' vehicle before the team could get across the border into the friendly nation of Punta del Mucosa.

Backblast was in G.I. Joe headquarters when Clutch and Rock & Roll nearly went berserk after being brain-washed by Cobra. He was one of the many Joes involved in the conflict in the Middle Eastern nation of Benzheen. Backblast served with G.I. Joe until its shut down in 1994.

MUX History:

Backblast was later called back to join the reinstated Joe team.

OOC Notes



Backblast is available for application.



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