He was a real-life veteran, but this Rambo never returned from the war, and was not the basis for the character.
In the novel and first film, Rambo appeared as a soldier with PTSD and had difficulty adjusting to normal life.
He is prone to violence because of torture which he suffered in the war, and, in later films and novels, was seen as someone trying to avoid conflict, while being willing to fight and do anything to save those close to him.
John Rambo was first seen in the novel First Blood, from 1972, where he is found hitchhiking in Kentucky.
Published at Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:20:00 +0000