Real Name: Duane Wilson

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Soldier

Group Membership: Howling Commandos

Affiliations: Captain Sam Sawyer

Enemies: Nazis

Known Relatives: unnamed fiancee

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: England

First Appearance: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#75 (February, 1970)

Powers/Abilities: Wilson was a capable soldier, skilled in the use of his rifle, parachuting, and throwing grenades

History: (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#75 (fb))- Private Duane Wilson, on his first time in action, was assigned to the Howling Commandos as a temporary replacement for Eric Koenig. Although Captain Sawyer had hoped Wilson could receive more training before being sent into combat, a sudden mission into Germany made that impossible. The Howlers were assigned to rescue an American general captured by the Nazis who held vital information regarding the Allies' plans for D-Day.

Wilson was fired up and gung-ho over his first mission, and when the Howlers came under fire, he proved to be a valuable combatant, taking out a tank solo. However, afterwards the Howlers were nearly struck by a shell. Although none of them suffered serious injuries, Wilson was suddenly terrified at the realization of how easily he might be killed, and started to crack. Fury was forced to bring Wilson with them, and complete the mission.

The Howlers managed to sneak into the chateau where the general was being held and freed him, but a captured Nazi sent out an alarm, and they were soon under fire. Fury ordered Dum-Dum Dugan and Wilson to carry the general to safety while the rest of them held back the Nazis.

When Fury and the others caught up with Dugan, they were surprised to find Wilson absent-- he had deserted Dugan and run away. Wilson soon returned to them, ashamed of himself for having deserted. He argued that a man shouldn't be sentenced to die simply for having less guts than another man, but Fury had no choice-- he agreed that Wilson should never have been placed into a combat situation, but was duty-bound to inform the army of his desertion.

(Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#75)- A few months later, having been court martialed, Wilson was executed before a firing squad, while the rest of the Howling Commandos watched.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers, and John Severin.

by Prime Eternal

Duane Wilson has no known relation to:

Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#75 (February, 1970) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Dick Ayers (pencils), John Severin (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 10/27/03

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