Adam Baldwin plays "Animal Mother": The nihilistic M-60 machine gunner of the Lusthog Squad, Animal Mother is contemptuous of any authority but his own, and attempts to rule by intimidation. Animal Mother believes victory should be the only object of war. In The Short-Timers, he is a New Yorker who joined the Marines to avoid going to jail for stealing a car. He is second in command of the Lusthog Squad and takes command after Cowboy is fatally wounded. He gives his first order to Joker, Euthanize the Vietnameese Sniper.