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Name: Captain Paulino Ronald Terry
Birth date: June 22, 2090
Birth Place: Annapolis Naval Hospital, Maryland
Marital status: Single
Position: Marine Company Commander
Specialty: Long range marksmanship/Special Operations
Personal Weapon: Modified M-88 battle rifle. Scope, heavier barrel, silenced
Weight: 190 lb.
Body Type: Athletic
Heritage: Filipino, Japanese, English, and German
Eye Color: Blue/Hazel
Hair color: Brown
Identifying marks: A knife scar on right arm, another scar on his back, bullet scar on his left leg and through left shoulder.
Weakness: Past, loner, almost emotionless character, the loss of close friends
Strengths: Loyalty, intelligence, alertness, intense Special Forces training, excellent eyesight
Hobbies: Chess, piano, range shooting, camping, hunting, reading, poker, PT, theater
Languages: English, Japanese, Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Italian, German, Latin
Personality: Calm, cool, and collected, a professional through and through. Years of sweating and seeing more death than anyone should have hardened him. Can be humorous if he wants to. Sometimes has nightmares of things that should be forgotten. Loyal and focused, will defend those he cares about with his life.
Father-Trey Fitzgerald Terry-Navy Surgeon-Last aboard USS Halsey-Dead
Mother-Kristen Payon Terry-Marine Logistics(Retired)-New York City, New York-Alive
Brother(Older)-Travis Trey Terry-Marine Rifleman-Buried in Austin, Texas-Dead
Sister(Younger)-Caitlin Laura Terry-Lawyer-New York City, New York-Alive
Military Service Record:
-Entered West Point Marine Academy-8/15/2108
-Graduated a year early due to skills observed by instructors-6/16/2110
-Trained with Marine Recon-7/1/2110
-Trained with Marine Special forces-7/31/2110
-Trained with Marine Snipers-8/30/2110
-Trained with Navy Seals-9/30/2110
-Trained with Marine Rangers-10/30/2110
-Trained with British SAS-11/29/2110
-Trained with British Commandos-1/4/2111
-Trained with Japanese Special Forces-2/3/2111
-Trained with Israeli Special Forces-3/5/2111
-Training ends, assigned to 23rd Recon Company-4/4/2111
-World War Three breaks out-4/5/2111
-Assigned to the highly top secret unit Ghost Squad-5/5/2111
-CLASSIFIED-5/5/2111 through 3/15/2112
-Temporarily assigned to the joint American/Israeli company-3/16/2112 through 3/26/2112
-CLASSIFIED-3/27/2112 through 5/8/2113
-Put on psychological alert due to squad actions during war-5/9/2113
-Given a good assessment and given leave until reassignment-6/6/2113
-After the war reassigned to the 45th light infantry battalion-7/8/2113
-Given command of the 501st Recon Company-5/21/2114
-Sent to Medical research station to supplement defense-3/18/2115
Paulino Terry was born to Trey and Kristen Terry on June 22, 2090 at Annapolis Naval Hospital, Maryland. His mother, Major Kristen Terry, worked for the 45th Logistics group on board the USS Roget, a supply ship serving the Earth to Plantera route. His father, Lieutenant Commander Trey Terry, worked at the Annapolis Naval Hospital. He led a fairly happy life even with the constant moving. Always was close with his father although his desire was to join the Marine Corps. Most people referred to Paulino as Paul in all but the most formal occasions
Had high grades in school. Was placed in honors and AP classes. Had exceptional skill with firearms. When not working on schoolwork could be found honing his firearm skills, PT, reading, or watching theater depending on who was in town. Despite this he was social able.
At the age of fourteen he moved to the Marine Logistics base on Plantera and met a beautiful girl. The started dating and Paul was truly happy.
Got into his first major fight when he was fifteen, a gang of four kids tried to rob Pau and his date outside a local restraint. Paul drew his eight inch combat knife, a gift from his mother, dropped into a combat pose. He was never put on trail for assault charges and murder as the man he killed put a nine millimeter pistol against his girlfriends head and another at Paul. The other two assailants received cuts and bruises and were found to have carried a butcher knife and a six inch dagger. He got off because it was pure and simple self-defense.
He was hailed as a hero in the community because of his bravery and the fact that crime rates dropped after that night, but Paul felt more pain after the encounter. His girlfriend’s father stopped the relationship citing that Paul was too dangerous to be around. Paul’s girlfriend tried to defend him but to no avail. Paul was lost and distraught, and with his brother enlisted in the corps he had no one to talk to. The Terry family moved to Fort Mabry, Texas two weeks later.
Getting over his loss was hard. He had few relationships after that instead focusing on academic pursuits and entering the Nations to Marine school, West Point. The ex-Army academy became the Marine academy when the Army was infused into the Corps and the Air Force and Navy joined together leaving only the Navy and Marine Corps. He got his letter of acceptance and left with little fanfare.
Paul enrolled at the beginning of West Point’s academic year and began with a bang. After going through the Academy’s equivalent of the enlisted BMT he was automatically placed on the Academy’s rifle and pistol teams, he would later become the team Captain of both teams. He majored in Military Science and Infantry Tactics. He minored in Psychology, Political Science, Armored Tactics, and Aviation.
After his first year of the Academy it became clear to the instructors that he had more dedication and skill than most cadets. They Academy commandant had also been receiving hints from the Pentagon that they were looking for a good officer to place in a highly top secret program. The program was developing as a direct result from pressure by Congress and the President due to Russia’s increasing hostile actions. The Commandant personally went to Paul to tell him that he would be graduating early and placed in hard training for a year for an unknown purpose. Paul accepted.
He was greeted by a Marine Gunny after a short leave and put through intense Recon training. He took it in stride. After Thirty days he was slightly exhausted and thrown to Special Forces school. Another Thirty days they gave him his specific MOS training as a sniper. This was his hardest course, by the time he got out he was worn down completely. Unfortunately, he was sent directly to the Navy Seals then to the final US training with the Marine Rangers.
After Ranger training he found himself on the Island nation of Great Britain. With the SAS the training was tough, especially with the extreme amount of exhaustion facing Paul. When it ended he was given a month of leave to rest and recuperation. Here he met a Color Sergeant Riding, they became good friends. Riding taught Paul many skills he would need to survive in combat. Riding would be doomed to die in the failed assault at Beijing.
After his leave he was again with the British but this time training to be a commando in Britain’s Southwest Pacific training post. After being fully rested he was able to complete the course easily. After that he was sent to the highly revered Japanese Special Forces whom were aptly named the “Ninjas”. Since Paul had studied most of the major languages of the planet so he had little communication problems. While with the Japanese he earned the nickname “Shadow Warrior”. A month later he found himself in the Sinai Desert.
The Israel Special forces, known as the Isayeret, were probably the toughest on the American marine. After years of HAMAS insurgency and attacks by their Arab neighbors they were a no nonsense group of warriors. At this time the Israelis were arming their naval vessels for warfare after seeing Russia do likewise. It was here that he was given the honorary rank of Segen, the Israeli equivalent to Lieutenant. He wore the bars given to him when ever he could and put the ring commemorating it on his left ring finger, next to his West Point Graduate ring.
It was interesting to note that Second Lieutenant Terry was placed in a Recon company after training for so long with so many different Special Forces units he gets placed into a recon unit. Then came the declaration of war.
The 23rd was preparing to deploy to the Bosnian front when Paul was called to see a Captain Richardson. This is where Paul learned about the role he was to play in the war. Luck was on his side since as soon as the 23rd recon reached Bosnia they were over run by the Russians, none survived. Paul’s designation was now long-rifleman for the Ghost Squad.
On June 6, 2111, Sergeant Travis Terry met his fate during the Siberian Landings. The American and Japanese forces gained a small foot hold in the frozen hell that was to slowly increase as the war progressed.
On March 15, 2112 Captain Arnold Palmer was killed in action. Palmer was in charge of the joint American/Israeli Company putting pressure on the Saudi Empire. Ghost Squad happened to be there and First Lieutenant Terry knew both Hebrew and had Israeli rank so he was given temporary command. While in charge he excelled and took Fort Scimitar which was guarded by a Saudi Battalion. Before they replaced him they asked if he wanted to remain permanently in charge, allowing him the rank of Captain. He declined and went back with the Ghosts.
On January 24, 2113 an allied fleet made up of American and British ships was attacked in the Jupiter Naval Engagement. Lieutenant Commander Trey Terry’s ship he was serving on, the USS Halsey, suffered major damage to the engines and was destroyed. There were only three known survivors. No other bodies were found. The battle ended as a minimal defeat to the Allies.
Then there was the infiltration of the Enemy camp in the Ukraine. Many thought of as the Ghosts finest hour, hence the operation name “Finest Hour”. The operation ended the war costing the lives of all the Ghosts but Paulino. To this day he has not revealed what truly happened that May night.
He was put on psychological watch due to the Ghost’s wartime activities. He would go from a depression to sudden rage. He would start yelling in both English and Russian. Eventually he got himself under control enough to where he got a good assessment. There was no denying that the war had changed him. His human side was buried deep within him, only to occasionally surface when he seemed happy. He’d also have an occasional nightmare, but the longer away from the war, the fewer nightmares he had.
After a short leave he was placed with the
Awards and decorations:
-Navy Cross-For heroic actions during Operation: Finest Hour
-Navy Cross-For heroic actions during capture of Fort Scimitar
-Distinguished Service Medal-For heroic actions with Ghost Squad
-Bronze Star-holding of twenty attackers allowing others time to escape
-Bronze Star-For heroic actions rescuing hostages during the siege of the US embassy in Venezuela while serving with 45th Light Infantry Battalion
-Purple Heart-For shrapnel in the back
-Purple Heart-For close combat injuries to right forearm and to left leg
-Purple Heart-For combat wound sustained in left shoulder
-Air Medal-For giving air support to several companies and evacuating prisoners
-Combat Action Ribbon-Service during the war
-Combat Action Ribbon-Service with the 45th
-Presidential Unit Citation-Ghost Squad
-Prisoner of War Medal-Spent three weeks in a Chinese prison camp before escaping
-Good Conduct Medal-Was a good boy for three years
-Fleet Marine Force Ribbon-Being a good Jack of all Trades
-Marine Expeditionary Medal-For fighting on foreign soil
-WWIII Victory Medal-For seeing the end of WWIII
-Humanitarian Service Medal-For actions on Volcan, a Volcanic world
-Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon-Spending an accumulated Twelve months from home
-Expert Rifleman Ribbon
-Expert Pistol Ribbon
-Victorian Cross (British)-Heroism on defending the cliffs of dover
-Silver Star (Japanese)-Defense of Okinawa
-Silver Star (Israeli)-Capture of Fort Scimitar
-Completion in Special Forces training