Lightning Force -
Elite group of anti-terrorist soldiers on the
action adventure LIGHTNING FORCE/SYN/1991-92.
The Lightning Force was established by an
International Oversight Committee for
Anti-Terrorism and comprised the best of the
IOCAT collective strike forces.
Operating out of the Pacific Northwest, the team
- David Stratton as Lt. Winston Churchill
Staples, Engineer/Demolition Expert/Medical
Officer from the Canadian 7th Field
Regiment-"I blow 'em up, I sew 'em up"
- Marc Gomes as Colonel Zaid Abdul Rahmad,
an Egyptian Military Intelligence officer
skilled in languages, and negotiations
- Guylaine St. Onge as Joan Marie Jacard, a
French female pilot, computer specialist and
assassin (selective termination)
- Wings Hauser as US Army officer Lt.
Colonel Matthew Alan Coltraine, the team
The group named itself Lightning Force in memory
of their original team leader US Army Lieutenant
Mike "Lightning" Rodney who was killed on their
According to a party story told by Colonel
Coltraine, Rodney's nickname began when he got
drunk, climbed to the top of a roof in the rain
storm and got struck by lightning while
clutching a lightning rod.
"Call Me Lightning" was a song written by Pete
Townsend in the United Kingdom.
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