79th Infantry Battalion

From Halopedia, the Halo wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
79th Infantry Battalion

Affiliation:

Unified Earth Government

Branch:

United Nations Space Command

Type:

Battalion

Role:

Locate close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver and repel the enemy's assault by fire and close combat

Size:

800 - 1,000 personnel

Engagements:

Battle of Installation 04

 

The 79th Infantry Battalion was a Marine Corps infantry battalion attached to the UNSC Pillar of Autumn in 2552.[1]

History[edit]

Main article: Battle of Installation 04

Elements of the battalion were assigned to the Pillar of Autumn by September 2552, when the vessel arrived at Installation 04. Following the outbreak of the virulent Flood on the ring, the survivor elements of the battalion were beset upon by the parasite. Eventually, one survivor, an unidentified Private First-Class, would use the transmitter of lifeboat Lima Foxtrot Alpha 19 to send out an SOS, though eventually committed suicide with an M6C magnum as the Flood closed in.[1]

The Office of Naval Intelligence would later pick up this transmission, dubbing it Entry 47-2396/10763.[1]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]