The United States Army is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations.
In 28 Days LaterEdit
Eleven weeks after the original outbreak of the Rage virus in mainland Britain, the US Army led a NATO force into London to begin reconstruction. Seven weeks after arriving, the US Army, noticing that there were no living infected left in London, believed that the last of the infected in mainland Britain died of starvation thirteen weeks earlier, and declared the mainland free of infection. Another six weeks later, they began repopulating the Isle of Dogs, now designated District One, with both old and new residents. (28 Weeks Later) M1 Abrams tanks were deployed to the area, along with helicopters of various kinds and river patrol boats, but the majority of the American force were paratroopers from the legendary "All American" 82nd Airborne Division, including Brigadier General Stone, the task force's commander.
A matter of months after the original outbreak in mainland Britain, when the Rage virus appeared on the Shetland Islands, the US Army quarantined the Islands, and apparently covered the outbreak in Shetland up (apparently from even the NATO force in London). (28 Days Later (comic series))
Twenty-eight weeks after the original outbreak, a second outbreak of Rage occurred in District One, and the US Army initiated Code Red; a containment protocol to be used in the event that the Rage virus returned. The Army first herded civilians into safe rooms, but when the infected Donald Harris broke into one safe room, he infected the trapped crowds, who then began swarming District One, infecting or killing anyone they came across. The rooftop snipers were first ordered to shoot only the infected, but as the infection spread and the infected multiplied, snipers were ordered to shoot all civilians, infected or not.
Despite the Americans' efforts, the Rage virus quickly spread out of control, and they resorted to firebombing District One. Though this wiped out both the infected and uninfected people still there, a large number of infected avoided the firebombing and escaped into the desolate London, respreading the infection. The US Army, having not given up yet, began venting chemical gas into the city and sending helicopters and soldiers armed with flamethrowers to kill the infected. (28 Weeks Later, 28 Days Later (comic series))
It is unknown whether the US Army was able to contain the Rage virus, or if the infection re-spread throughout the uninfected area of mainland England, forcing the US troops and their NATO allies to evacuate England once again.
Members of the US ArmyEdit
- Sergeant Doyle
- CWO Flynn
- Bridgadier General Stone
- Major Scarlet Levy
- Rooftop Sniper
- Weise (detainment room)
- Weise (control bunker)
- Sergeant Luis Rodriguez
- It was made apparent in the 28 Days Later comic series that while the US Army was aware that the Shetland Islands were infected, the US-led NATO force sent to repatriate London had been told that there was no living infected left in mainland Britain. Whether the US Army truly believed that there were no infected in the mainland still alive, or had simply lied to or neglected to inform the force responsible for repopulating London about this, is unknown.
- In 28 Weeks Later, Chediak stated that as far as the NATO force responsible for repatriating London knew, the Rage virus was dead. This would suggest that the NATO force in London was not informed of the outbreak on the Shetland Islands.