EXCERPT of memorandum from the Secretary of War to the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Director of the Bureau of Investigation, dated 31 January 1932.
SUBJECT: Special Actions Team
By presidential order, a special actions team is hereby formed, code name: INTREPID. This unit will consist of highly-trained individuals from the Navy and Army, as well as exceptional professionals from the civilian community.
INTREPID’s sole function will be to investigate incidents and situations which threaten the security of the United States that are outside the realm of normal occurrence. Administrative support for INTREPID will be provided by the War Department’s Office of Special Actions. Lieutenant Colonel Rick Justice, US Army Air Corps is assigned to serve as team leader.
Since these “incidents” are of the unnatural order, Justice and the INTREPID team will receive top priority.
CC: Office of Naval Intelligence, Office of Military Intelligence (G2), Office of Special Actions.
MEET THE INTREPID TEAM:
Lt Colonel Rick Justice, U.S. Army Air Corps, Team Leader
Lt Commander Roger “Sky Hawk” Winchester, U.S. Navy, Pilot
Rita Marshall, U.S. War Department, Civilian, Adventuress
Master Sergeant Michael “Hammer” Downe, U.S. Army, Mechanic
Gunnery Sergeant Dexter “Guns” Preston, U.S. Marine Corps, Gunner
Lt Commander Kenneth “Sting Ray” Niles, U.S. Navy, Deep-Sea Diver
Professor Reginald “Digs” Jasper, Archaeologist, Mythology Expert
Major George “Man Mountain” McGuire, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Professor Lucius “Glasses” Wellington, Physicist and Researcher
Group Captain Cecil Beckham, British Royal Air Force, Pilot
The Code Name: INTREPID adventures so far…
“Case Gray” *
“The Return of the Scarlet Harlot”
“Rita‘s Rage”“The Tomb of Necrohotep” *
“Forge of Death”
“Case Gray” originally published in Membrane, an anthology by Dreadful Café Press, January 2014 and in Pulp Adventures #36, by Bold Venture Press, July, 2020
“The Tomb of Necrohotep” originally published in Curse of the Tomb Seekers, an anthology by Zimbell House Publishing, November 2015
And coming soon…
“Operation Silver Bullet”
“Attack of the Aquatics”
“The Throne of Atlantis”
and the team’s origin story: “First Case”