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This memorial was a series of memorial plaques dedicated to deceased personnel of the Office of Naval Intelligence, located inside ONI Alpha Site. The memorial was destroyed when New Mombasa was glassed by the Covenant to uncover the Forerunner portal to the Ark.
The top of this plaque reads:
Below that it lists the names of many men and women:
The bottom states:
The center plaque states the following from top to bottom:
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In 2525, then Vice Admiral Cole led a battle group to Harvest following the unprovoked attack by the Covenant on that peaceful agricultural colony. After a hard won battle, Cole and the battle group returned to Earth only to learn that other colonies had been destroyed as well. After his promotion to Admiral, Cole led a campaign against the enemy for the next five years, culminating in a victory over a Covenant fleet in 2531.
VADM Stanforth, Michael
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Vice Admiral Hieronymus Michael Stanforth was the head of Section THREE of the Office of Naval Intelligence from 2512-2530. Section THREE was at its busiest under his administration many projects were leverage in order to boost support for the war effort (including Project SPARTAN, MJOLNIR and GUNGNIR). In August of 2530 he resigned as head of Section THREE to take a more active role in the defense of UNSC space-leading the UNSC Navy in the Battle of Sigma Octanus IV and directing the Defense of Reach during its final days.
Doctor Catherine Halsey, MD, PhD
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Doctor Catherine Halsey is a computer scientist and medical doctor. She has published papers on cybernetics, genetic manipulation and artificial intelligence. Dr. Halsey served as scientific adviser to the UNSC's Office of Naval Intelligence from 2515 until 2522 when she was made Chief Scientist, a position she held until the time of her death in 2552. Dr. Halsey was on Reach at the time of its attack by the Covenant and though no body was recovered she is presumed dead.
At the top:
Then it lists the men and women's names:
And at the bottom it states:
The memorial has several conflicts with later media. For example, Preston Cole's date of birth is listed as April 4, 2484, when he was canonically born on November 3, 2470. The memorial also lists Michael Stanforth's birthday as July 3, 2486, which would mean he was an admiral at the age of seventeen, suggesting that it too is an error. Admiral Margaret Parangosky is listed on the memorial, even though she was not killed in the Human-Covenant War and plays a crucial role in the subsequent Kilo-Five Trilogy. Since all ONI personnel who had appeared in canon at the time of the game's release are listed on the memorial, one may assume that their commemoration on the memorial is an Easter egg instead of canonical evidence for their deaths.
The memorial introduced the retconned length of the Fall of Reach (beginning July 25 instead of August 30, 2552), which would later inform the story of Halo: Reach.
List of appearances
- Halo 3: ODST (First appearance)
- ^ Halo 3: ODST, campaign level ONI Alpha Site and Firefight map Alpha Site
- ^ Halo: Evolutions, page 415