B Company (Pillar of Autumn)

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B Company (Pillar of Autumn)

Affiliation:

Unified Earth Government

Branch:

United Nations Space Command

Type:

Company

Size:

62

Engagements:

Battle of Installation 04

Commanders:

 

B Company was a company of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers under the command of Lieutenant Melissa McKay assigned to the UNSC Pillar of Autumn in 2552.

History[edit]

B Company was one of four companies present within Major Silva's ODST battalion when the Pillar of Autumn arrived at Installation 04 on September 19, 2552. They took part in the defense of the cruiser from Covenant boarding parties before landing on the ringworld via SOEIV. They organised under Major Silva and were ordered to get in position to directly assault the mesa known as Alpha Base while C Company inserted via D77-TC Pelican dropship. McKay's troops would fight their way into the backdoor of the structure, eventually linking up with Major Silva and his force.[1]

Pillar of Autumn[edit]

Main article: Raid on the Pillar of Autumn

McKay would lead B Company on a raid of the downed Halcyon-class light cruiser, intending to retrieve supplies from the ship for Alpha Base. The force was divided into three platoons, led by McKay, Second Lieutenant Oros and Company Sergeant Lister (standing in for the preoccupied Second Lieutenant Dalu). The company would strike the Covenant guards at dawn of September 20, and take the ship by storm. 1st Platoon would begin the task of scouring supplies from the ship while 2nd Platoon) would lock off the remaining compartments to ensure the work would not be disturbed.

For the convoy back from the cruiser, 1st Platoon was assigned as anti-air defense, while 3rd Platoon, under McKay, was designated to eliminate ground targets. Unlike the Warthog platoons, 2nd Platoon was assigned the four recovered M808B Scorpion tanks.

Truth and Reconciliation[edit]

Main article: Battle for the Truth and Reconciliation

B Company was presumably involved in the capture of the Truth and Reconciliation late in the conflict. However, the company was destroyed in the vessel's, and later the ringworld's, subsequent destructions.

Organisation[edit]

B Company was organised as follows;

Personnel[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: The Flood, Chapter 2
  2. ^ Halo: The Flood, Chapter 5
  3. ^ Halo: The Flood, Chapter 9
  4. ^ a b Halo: The Flood, Chapter 6