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~ Lifer about to deploy Rambo into Vietnam.
Lifer is a supporting antagonist of the 1985 film Rambo: First Blood Part II. He is a CIA mercenary who is allied with Marshall Murdock.
He was portrayed by Steve Williams.
Lifer first appeared awaiting for Rambo's arrival, being aware of the latter's past record as a Green Beret during the Vietnam War. As Rambo is assigned by Marshall Murdock to head over to a POW camp (commandeered by Captain Vinh) in search for missing American POWs, Lifer and Ericson are assigned to help him deploy into Vietnam.
Following Rambo's rescue of a POW named Banks, Lifer and Ericson were assigned to provide an extraction pickup alongside Rambo's closest friend Colonel Sam Trautman. As Rambo and Banks head up to the extraction point, Ericson rode his helicopter, allowing Lifer to shoot down several of Lieutenant Tay's men. However, upon learning that Rambo has rescued Banks, Murdock angrily orders both Lifer and Ericson to abort the mission and let Rambo and Banks be recaptured. Trautman angrily objects to this, but Lifer holds him at gunpoint while demanding Ericson to oblige to Murdock's orders. As such, Ericson is reluctantly forced to leave Rambo and Banks behind, leaving them to be captured by Tay and his men.
However, Rambo was able to escape from captivity and slaughtered down the Vietnamese and Soviet soldiers before rescuing Banks and the other POWs. After killing Lieutenant Colonel Podovsky, Rambo transports the POWs back to base, where Trautman and the other men are awaiting their arrival. Rambo then confronts a nervous Ericson for his betrayal by kicking him in the groin and knocking him down into the pavement, despite Ericson admitting that he's glad that he made it. Not wanting to receive a beating from Rambo, Lifer forces himself to help the other soldiers transport the POWs to safety.
It is unknown what happened to Lifer afterwards as Rambo remains unaware of his actions.