The two brothers were Tommy Marino, age twelve and Joey Marino, age ten. Several months before the big earthquake the brothers were sent upstate to live with their Aunt and Uncle on their farm in the Adirondack Mountains. The boys were good kids, they had just gotten into a bit of trouble back in Brooklyn. A fresh start in the mountains seemed to be just what the brothers needed to get back on track. The boys were a team, training as pilot and gunner for a Hydro-Hawk Squad.