Fall of ReachEdit
- Main article: Fall of Reach
During the Fall of Reach, Charlie Company was ordered by Admiral Whitcomb to get the Nova bombs, weapons so powerful that they could turn the tides in space battles and had enough explosive energy to destroy whole planets. However, they were attacked by the Covenant before they could use the bombs. The surviving Marines held off the enemy for more than an hour with Warthogs, Scorpions, and turrets.
Lieutenant Buckman, the CO, was ordered to send the majority of his force in an attempt to flank the enemy. He also called for air support. However, HIGHCOM realized that the orbital defense generators were at danger of being overrun, and ordered the bombers to wipe out everything within a five hundred meter radius, killing the Covenant force, as well as the Lieutenant's men.
Lieutenant Chapman, with help via radio from Admiral Whitcomb, pulled his men together and fought back valiantly against the Covenant in a final stand, killing many of them. The remaining troops eventually defeated the aliens, though at the end of the battle, only a Corporal and three Marines were alive, out of the original two hundred men.
They were later found by Joshua-029, Kelly-087, Frederic-104, and the remaining Spartans. After telling Fred about their battle, they were ordered to reach a rendezvous point in two Warthogs with the six wounded SPARTANs, forming Team Delta.
They were separated from the rest of William-043's team and lost contact. Their ultimate fate is unknown, but they are likely killed either by the Covenant, or from the eventual glassing of Reach.