8 years earlier
It was 63.
The only known ODST to die during the invasion of New Mombasa. He was supposedly shot in the head and left for dead. But he survived. The bullet went through his helmet and stopped right in front of his brain. A millimeter left or right and he would be dead. His team of ODST’s left him there, and when he woke up, he realized it had been a couple of years. His watch was dead. The time it was on was 2:36 am. His armor was covered with scratches, dents, and holes. His visor was covered with dirt and scorch marks. A huge chunk of his helmet was missing, and when he put a hand up to his head, he felt a bullet in his head. Taking out a pair of tweezers from his rucksack, he pulled the bullet out, and dropped it on the ground, He then attempted to find his MA5, and his Socom. But the MA5 he found was rusted, there was grass growing out of it, and dirt covered the entire thing, the ammo counter was off, and the compass kept spinning. The Socom was stuck in a tangle of brick and metal. Miraculously, the Socom had been basically preserved in perfect condition, and it still delivered the promise of whisper quiet rounds being shot out of it. 63 proceeded to take the Socom instead of the MA5, which he crammed into his rucksack. He then calmly walked through the wreckage of New Mombasa, and saw that the place had been practically abandoned. There was dead bodies of the enemy and ally alike. 63 was looking for a better weapon than just a pistol. He found a shotgun, but with a rusty breach, and he found a plasma pistol, but the thing blew up in his hands when he tried to fire it. But luckily, the explosion did no harm. It simply burst open and fell to the ground. 63 then found a MA5. It was an alright condition, but the screen for the ammo counter was cracked, had a bullet in it, and it was flickering at times. But it would be enough. 63 kept walking through the ruins and found a recruiting center for the UNSC. He then pulled a chip out of his leg armor, and sheared off a huge chunk of metal. 63 switched plugs and flipped switches, then sliding the chip into a slot. The screen turned on, and it said that it was going to broadcast a distress signal.