Rick O' Connell is an American adventurer who is a great friend of Indiana Jones
Not much is known about Rick's early life and childhood, but he lived in Cario as an orphan. While at the orphanage, a tattoo was put on his arm by a mysterious man who also gave a secret message to give to anybody who speaks of the message. The tattoo and message would later revealed to be the word and symbol of the Medjaj.
At some point prior to 1923, Rick joined the French Foreign Legion. While in the Legion he befriended Beni Gabor, "Mad Dog" Maguire, and Izzy Buttons.