|Appears in||Medal of Honor: European Assault|
|Affiliations||No. 2 Commando|
2nd Special Service Brigade
|Weapon||Thompson submachine gun|
Raid on St Nazaire
Lights Out in the Port City
Escape at Dawn
- "Take out that machine gun!"
- — Lieutenant Roderick during the raid.
Lieutenant Roderick is a character featured in Medal of Honor: European Assault. He is an officer with No. 2 Commando of the 2nd Special Service Brigade and participated in the successful raid on the German-occupied French port of Saint-Nazaire.
Early life Edit
Roderick is a British soldier who enlisted in the British Army sometime prior to 1942, before joining the No. 2 Commando, one of a dozen battalion-sized unit within the Special Service Brigade. Like most commandos, he likely trained with his unit at Achnacarry in the Scottish Highlands.
In the early morning hours of 28 March 1942, Roderick was among a section of commandos aboard the HMS Campbeltown, a destroyer converted into an explosive-laden battering ram with an objective of destroying the dry dock. They are joined by Lieutenant William Holt, an American agent with the Office of Strategic Services assigned to the commando unit. When the vessel comes under heavy fire, Roderick attempts to maintain order among the British troops.
Following the collision with the dry dock, Holt is knocked unconscious and Winslow, the radio operator, is killed and the radio severely damaged. With Holt awakening, Roderick orders him to make his way along the dock and locate Captain Beck, who now possesses the unit's only working radio. After linking up with Beck nearby, Holt escorts him back to the HMS Campbeltown before the unit advances further into the facility.
Later, when the commandos are pinned down inside a house within Saint-Nazaire, Roderick opts to remain behind with Harrison and Wells in an effort to provide covering fire during their retreat. His status following this action is unknown, as he was likely killed or captured by the Wehrmacht forces.
- He may be based on the real-life Lieutenant John Roderick, a participant in the actual St Nazaire Raid.