- "Still got his COG Tag. Wonder if his family ever found out what happened to him."
- —JD Fenix, upon finding Rush's body
Battle at Tollen DamEdit
Fourteen years after Emergence Day, Rush was part of a large COG force sent in from Speyer, Tollen, and Fort Reval to hold Tollen Dam from amassing Locust forces, whose presumed goal was to destroy the regional power grid. After being besieged by the Locust, and gradually running out of supplies and rations, and despite Delta Squad's efforts to exfiltrate the Gears, the Locust ultimately overran the dam, killing the defenders and succeeding in destroying the power grid. Rush, however, managed to escape, eventually dying far from the dam.