List of minor HECU members

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This article lists the '''minor HECU members''' who have no direct or a minor influence on the ''Half-Life'' story arc.

==Santego Military Base==
Half-Life Opposing Force|''Opposing Force''’s training chapter, ''Half-Life Opposing Force storyline Camp (optional)|Boot Camp'', begins in Adrian Shephard's barracks in the Santego Military Base where Senior Drill Instructor Dwight T. Barnes introduces himself. Shephard and seven other recruits are standing at attention in front of their beds and trunks. Each trunk bears the name of the recruit it belongs to, most being references to the Gearbox Software|Gearbox employees who developed the game.
*'''B. Martel''' A reference to Brian Martel. Martel's name was also referenced to for a List of minor Black Mesa employees|Black Mesa scientist in ''Half-Life Decay|Decay''.
*'''D. Mertz''' A reference to David Mertz. Mertz's name was also referenced to for a List of minor Black Mesa employees|Black Mesa scientist in ''Decay''. David Mertz was the designer for the Santego Military Base levels,http//davidmmertz.wordpress.com/projects David Mertz's personal website his signature left hidden in the map ofboot0 in one of the closed barracks rooms. In the game, his recruit character appears to be from WikipediaTexas|Texas, as mocked by Barnes "''Where are you from, soldier? Texas? Holy cow! You know what comes from Texas, don't you?''".
*'''J. Faulkenbury''' A reference to John Faulkenbury. He is not present at the time of ''Boot Camp''.
*'''L. Montgomery''' A reference to Landon Montgomery. Montgomery's name was also referenced to for a List of minor Black Mesa employees|Black Mesa scientist in ''Decay''.
*'''M. Wardwell''' A reference to Mike Wardwell. Wardwell's name was also referenced to for a List of minor Black Mesa employees|Black Mesa scientist in ''Decay''.  He is not present at the time of ''Boot Camp''.
*'''P. Deupree''' A reference to Patrick Deupree. Deupree's name was also referenced to for a List of minor Black Mesa employees|Black Mesa scientist in ''Decay''.
*'''R. Heironimus''' A reference to Rob Heironimus. Heironimus' name was also referenced to for a List of minor Black Mesa employees|Black Mesa scientist in ''Decay''.
*'''R. Pitchford''' A reference to Randy Pitchford|Randy Pitchford. Pitchford's name was also referenced to for a List of minor Black Mesa employees|Black Mesa scientist in ''Decay''.
*'''S. Bahl''' A reference to Stephen Bahl. Bahl's name was also referenced to for a List of minor Black Mesa employees|Black Mesa scientist in ''Decay''.

====Gallery====

FileBootcamp trunks.png|Trunk textures.
FileMartel.jpg|B. Martel.
FileMertz.jpg|D. Mertz.
FileDmm bootcamp 1.jpg|David M. Mertz's signature.
FileDmm bootcamp 2.jpg|Ditto.
FileMontgomery.jpg|L. Montgomery.
FileDeupree.jpg|P. Deupree.
FileHeironimus.jpg|R. Heironimus.
FilePitchford.jpg|R. Pitchford.
FileBahl.jpg|S. Bahl.


==Goose 7 and crash site==

The introduction chapter of ''Opposing Force'', ''Half-Life Opposing Force storyline 1 Incoming|Incoming'', begins with Adrian Shephard and his squad being flown to the Black Mesa Research Facility in the Osprey Heliplane codenamed Goose 7. After their transport is attacked and crash lands, Shephard briefly witnesses other scattered military forces battling aliens near the wreckage.

===Benny===

Benny (entity name) is a soldier seen during ''Opposing Force''’s introduction chapter.

After Goose 7 crashed, Shephard saw a wounded Benny attempting to run away from a Vortigaunt. He was unable to escape, however, and an energy beam stuck him in the back. Benny is last seen crumpling to the ground as Shephard blacked out.

===Jackson===

Jackson is an HECU Engineer|Engineer and a member of Shephard's squad sent to Black Mesa in Goose 7.

As Goose 7 was traveling to Black Mesa, Jackson briefly joked about 's mother and proclaimed he didn't care what their mission was as long as he would be able to kill something. As Tower attempted to draw Shephard into the argument, the Osprey flying alongside them, Goose 3, was shot down by an Alien Craft. Shortly afterward, Goose 7 was attacked as well, causing it to crash.


FileJackson Guido Benny.jpg|Jackson and an unnamed Medic listen to a fellow soldier.


===Johnson===

Johnson (entity name) is a HECU Medic|Medic seen during the introduction chapter.

In the ensuing chaos after Goose 7 went down, Johnson brought an unconscious Shephard to safety away from the crash site. Shephard briefly awoke to see Johnson calling out a warning to  of impending danger. As he blacked out again, he last saw the Medic rushing to Benny's aid. When Shephard returns to this area later on, he finds the Vortigaunt dead with a Combat Knife in its back, implied to have been used by Johnson.

===Tower===
Private Tower is a member of Shephard's squad sent to Black Mesa in Goose 7. He is seen carrying a Submachine Gun (Half-Life)|Submachine Gun and an ammo belt. When he questions the unexplained secrecy of their mission, Tower is berated by the commanding sergeant on board the Osprey. Shortly afterwards, their aircraft is attacked and crash lands.

Later on in his journey through Black Mesa, Shephard finds the members of Team X-Ray Zulu, all WikipediaKilled in action|KIA. However, their radio is still functional, and he overhears a radio transmission from a soldier who has engaged the Pit Worm with his unit. The transmission reveals that Tower survived Goose 7's crash and joined up with a different unit but was then killed, as the commander notes "''Tower and Inney are down and I've lost contact with the rest of the squad!''".

Tower is also a selectable character model in the multiplayer modes of ''Opposing Force''.


FileTower Jackson Guido.jpg|Tower arguing, with Jackson and an unnamed Medic.
FileDm tower.png|Tower, multiplayer model.
FileDm tower preview.png|Preview image.


==Other==
===Commander===
The commander of the operation''Half-Life Opposing Force Prima Guide'' (voiced by Harry S. Robins) is a character first heard in ''Half-Life'' in the chapter ''Surface Tension''. He calls out to Cooper over the radio to request any final air strikes on the Tactical Map before retreating to safety, a transmission heard by Gordon Freeman. He is seen in person by Adrian in ''Opposing Force'' during the chapter ''We Are Pulling Out'' announcing these orders. Once he finishes, he addresses Adrian and tells him to get down to the hangar for evacuation.


FileOf1a6 commander.jpg|The commander giving orders to Cooper over the radio.


===Cooper===
Cooper was an HECU soldier responsible for operating the Tactical Map set up in Waste Processing Area 3 to call down mortars on Black Mesa. His corpse is found by Gordon Freeman during the ''Half-Life'' chapter ''Half-Life_storyline 12 Surface Tension|Surface Tension'' atop a large waste container next to the map and a HECU Radio|radio. Cooper's commanderhttp//www.gamefront.com/files/20242965/Half_Life_Audio_Script ''Half-Life'' Audio Script attempts to contact him on the radio, telling Cooper identify any last targets before retreating to safety as airstrikes would soon begin. The commander sending this message to Cooper can be seen by Adrian Shephard in the process of transmitting it during ''Opposing Force'' in the chapter ''Half-Life Opposing Force storyline 3 "We Are Pulling Out"|"We Are Pulling Out"''.


FileC2a5g map01.jpg|Cooper lying dead next to the Tactical Map.


===Inney===
As heard in a radio transmission in the ''Opposing Force'' chapter ''Half-Life Opposing Force storyline 8 Vicarious Reality|Vicarious Reality'', Inney and his squad (including ) had engaged the Pit Worm in the waste sector of Black Mesa and were killed before Shephard arrived. Note the spelling of this name is unsure as it is only heard in a garbled radio transmission.

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