Odd-A123 was a member of Squad 596 until his death on October 20th, 2552. He met his end in New Mombasa when the team's Falcons fell from the sky due to a shockwave. Damien-A263 had lost his right arm in the crash, and they needed to get him to safety. Odd decided he would stay behind and distract the Covenant forces closing in on the wreckage so that the rest of the team could get their leader medical attention. He fought off Covenant forces for forty-five minutes until he ran out of ammunition. Odd faced his death without fear to save his heavily wounded teammate, and thus received the Colonial Cross. Damien felt horrible guilt for Odd's death, and never forgave himself for letting Odd stay behind instead of himself.