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Robert Griggs

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Full Name
Robert Griggs
Appeared in
Occupation
Field Officer
Goals
Help John Rambo to find Sam Trautman.
Nationality
American
Status
Alive
Portrayed by
"I assume you're out of touch with the current status of the war. Civilians, mostly peasant farmers and their families, are being systematically slaughtered by invading Russian armies. Every new weapon, including chemical warfare, has been used to eliminate these people. "
―Robert Griggs about the Afghan-Soviet War.

Robert Griggs was a field officer at the Thailand U.S. Embassy. He is played by Kurtwood Smith of That 70's Show fame.

Rambo IIIEdit

Robert Griggs first appeared when he watched John Rambo stick fighting in a warehouse in Bangkok, Thailand with Colonel Sam Trautman. Griggs followed Rambo to a Buddhist monastery and told him about the atrocities the invading Russian armies are committing in Afghanistan against the peasant farmers that live in the third world country. Griggs shows Rambo photographs of mutilated children and Trautman asks if Rambo will help him deliver shipments of Stinger missiles to the poor Mujhadeen fighters. Despite this, Rambo declines because his days of killing are over. Griggs remarks that they "have a long walk down those stairs", prompting Trautman to head over to Afghanistan himself.

Griggs arrives at the monastery again to inform John Rambo that Trautman has been captured by the Soviets. Griggs tells him that they can't do anything about this, so Rambo says that he will organize a rescue mission. Griggs tells him that it can't be done unofficially, but agrees to do it unofficially. Griggs is also aware of Rambo's plight in the past as he warns Rambo that the government will deny his existence if he ends up being captured or killed, to which Rambo replied that he's used to it.

As such, Griggs sends Rambo to Peshwar in Pakistan, directing him to a shop owned by man named Mousa. It is because of Griggs that Rambo is able to locate and rescue Trautman and several Afghan civilians.

TriviaEdit

  • Griggs is similar to to Marshall Murdock; they are both high-ranking officers who assigned Rambo very important missions for their country. However, Murdock is deceitful, treacherous and corrupt as he intends to profit out in fooling the government that there are no POWS left in Vietnam; even deliberately betraying Rambo to the Soviets. Griggs, on the other hand, is far more honest and honorable in nature; even sympathetically warning Rambo that he may endure the same experience again if he ends up captured or killed by the Soviets.
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