Thomas C. Meyer (SN: 10072-00026-TM) is a former UNSC Marine Corps officer who served in the Second Battle of New Mombasa.
It took everything to stand on that bridge and keep shooting across its expanse. I was working with an M41 and the 15 rockets I fired barely made a dent in the enemy onslaught. It quickly became apparent that the only way to slow down the Covenant offense was to blow the bridge in two. We hoped it would force their troops into the valley where we could pick them off from our elevated position.
At around 1400 hours the orders came through and BOOM, down it went. We all cheered like hell at the destruction, that is until the dust settled and we were able to see that the Covenant was already pushing a wave through the valley. They didn't even give a second look to their forces who died on that bridge, they just kept rushing forward.