This being the 4th of July weekend, I would like to give remembrance to the numerous men and women who have laid down their lives so we can be in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
In particular I will tell the story of the long forgotten heroes of WWII called the Creature Commandos
During the dark days of WWII the Allies struggle to get a upper hand of
over the Axies powers. For that purpose Project M was created. It is a
secret government organization that specializes in using highly
experimental biotechnology and necromancy both to enhance human soliders
giving them superhuman abilities and have them strike fear into
the hearts of the enemy.
The first success of the project were the initial Creature commandos. They were:
Sgt. Vincent Velcoro – Vincent volunteered for the project in order to
commute a 30-year sentence in the brig for fighting with a officer.
He was given the power, strength and abilities of a living Vampire He
could now change form into mist, bat or wolf. Though he had no weakness
to sunlight,, he he still need blood to survive.
Griffith – Warren was a simple farm boy who suffered from clinical
lycanthrophapy. Project M gave him the ability to change into
Werewolf. Initial his transformations happened uncontrollably , but he
soon learned how to master them. Once changed, he had the power, speed,
agility and senses of a full grown male werewolf.
"Lucky" Taylor – Lucky barely survived stepping on a mine. He was
stitched back together and greatly enhanced, against his will. He was
the pinnacle of Project M work. His great strength allowed him to bend
steel in his bare hands and easily over turn a Panzar tank. Nothing
short of a exploding shell could penetrate his skin. The trade off for
this was that he now resembles the Frankenstein monster of legend, In
addition his damaged vocal cords left him permanently mute.
year later, Dr Myrra Rhodes join the team. After a freak lab accident
exposed her to experimental chemicals of both a biotech and necromantic
nature, all of her hair was turned into a writhing mass of living deadly
poisonous snakes. This made her a living gorgon. Over time she also
learned the art of temporarily stunning (or "stoning" as she called it)
her victims like the Medusa of old.
The Creature Commandos were
lead by a tough as nails human solider call Lt. Matthew Shrieve. It was
very evident that he had very little respect for the men and woman
under his command. The derogatory terms and names he called them show
this. I would like to thing in our modern age he would have long been
court martialed for his attitudes.
The Creature Commandos
performed a number of high successful missions for the US and her allies
during WWII. unfortunately most of these msiions are still classified
and can not be told.
Often they were joined by another Project M
success J.A.K.E. J.A.K.E. was the worlds first self aware robot
solider. The original J.A.K.E. sacrificed his life on dangerous mission
to save the rest of the commandos. Not long after J.A.K.E. 2 soon join
the Creature Commandos serving with them as honorably as his fallen
After WWII, the Creature Commando and J.A.K.E. 2
disappeared from history. The US Military will not comment on this fact
even to this day. Official, they are listed as missing in action.
They only written information that can be found is contained in a old
Time Warner book series about the bizarre and weird weapons that were
made for modern warfare. Some mention of the creature commandos can be
found through out volumes 93 thru 124.
The only historical
footage of the team in action is was found in this clip DE-classified as
part of the information fairness act of 1971
. It can be still seen here:
The only memorial every dedicated to them was built over 40 years ago
in the Ghastly Grove cemetary. A small graveyard located in southern New
Jersey. I will try to get over there to provide pictures of it then
post them when I get a chance.
To the Creature Commandos, unsung heroes of WWII. Thank you for serving and protecting us.