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This article is about the Marine. For the Covenant Zealot, see Saal.
"Sometimes all we have is the damn poker game. Sal would say that he didn’t trust a man until he’d played a game of poker with him. Sal had real trust issues. Yeah, I miss that son of a bitch."
— One of Sal's squadmates after his death
Sal was a UNSCMarine stationed aboard the UNSC Spirit of Fire. He started a tradition aboard the ship of playing poker in the mess hall of the ship. Even after his death, his comrades always left a seat open for him.