Captain Savage and His Leatherneck Raiders
Also called Captain Savage and His Battlefield Raiders
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First Issue #1 - January 1968
Last #19 - March 1970
Also appeared in Sgt. Fury #10. The Leathernecks were commanded by U.S. Navy submarine Captain Simon Savage, who modeled his squad after his one-time associate Nick Fury's Howling Commandos. Savage had appeared in several of the Howling Commando issues as the commander of the USS Sea Wolf, a submarine taking them on missions. Why an experienced submarine commander with an equivalent Army/Marine rank of Colonel was employed to lead a small squad (usually led by a Corporal) on land operations was never explained.