UNSC Transmission 08871D-00
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United Nations Space Command Transmission 08871D-00 was a classified communiqué sent to Captain Preston J. Cole by Admiral Harold Stanforth on June 13, 2503. It gave Cole advanced warning of his recall to Reach and the imminent arrest of his wife Lyrenne Castilla, recommending that he bring Castilla in himself in order to clear his name.
Acting on Stanforth's advice, Cole traveled to Roost after receiving the transmission. Once there, however, he found that Castilla had fled, leaving incriminating evidence that caused him to conclude that Stanforth had been right about her identity. Subsequently, Cole was brought to Reach for debriefing and faced charges of treason. However, due to immense pressure from Stanforth and the public these charges were ultimately not filed and Cole was instead reassigned to a desk job on Earth. There, he was soon forced into early retirement.
In 2552, UNSC Transmission 08871D-00 was included within Historical/Psychological Analysis of Cole, Preston J., an intelligence report filed by Codename: SURGEON to Codename: USUAL SUSPECTS.
Classified Communiqué from Admiral Harold Stanforth to Captain Preston Cole \ June 13, 2503 (Military Calendar)
UNSC Transmission 08871D-00 refers to Harold Stanforth as holding the rank of Admiral and commanding the UNSC Leviathan and FLEETCOM Sector Three in 2503; however, elsewhere it has been established that Stanforth was a Vice Admiral at the end of his career, that the Leviathan could not have entered service before 2510, and that Stanforth became commander of FLEETCOM Sector Three sometime after his resignation as Section Chief of ONI Section Three, a post he held from 2512 to 2530. For more information about these discrepancies, see here.
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