Captain X was a U.S. aviator during World War II. He was originally attached to Britain’s Royal Air Force, but once the U.S. entered the war he was transferred to new duties behind enemy lines. After WWII, he continued to operate during the Cold War. Captain X’s secret identity was Richard “Buck” Dare, a reporter for an American newspaper in England called the Tribute. Unknowingly, Dare’s brief war-time romance with a woman named Patricia resulted in the birth of Edward Rockwell (a.k.a. Edward Raymond). It wasn’t until 1986 that Dare discovered that Ed Raymond was his son, and Ronnie Raymond was his grandson.
Memorial Day commemorates U.S. Service Members who died while in the military service. Captain X didn’t die while in military service, but he did die battling the Russian super-being Stalnoivolk.
Below is the Captain X entry that appeared in Who’s Who: The Definite Directory of the DC Universe #26 (April 1987). Captain X was killed protecting the Raymonds from Stalnoivolk in Firestorm the Nuclear Man #71 (May 1988). Click the image to enlarge.
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