While on a routine patrol south of Jacinto, Kilo Squad broke down on the road, forcing a newly promoted Baird to fix the APC’s engine while his squadmates covered him. Cole along with the rest of squad expected an ambush from the Locust, but believed that they wanted the APC to be fixed before they would try to steal it from the Gears. The noises from around the rubble gave the Gears a good reason to use the guns of the APC and they opened fire on the source of the noise, but it nearly killed a group of Stranded that were “recycling”. As soon as the group of Stranded left, an E-Hole opened up in front of the APC and a Boomer was on top of Cole. Cole did the only thing that he could and turned the chainsaw of his new Lancer on, aiming for the crotch while the APC's guns opened fire on the Boomer. After the Boomer was killed, at least three Drones opened fire on Cole and Pvt. Dickson, forcing them to retreat into the now fixed APC. Baird was in the driver's seat and did the best thing that he could think about by running over the Drones. After Baird ran over the three Drones, Cole disembarked to check on the Stranded. A single Drone climbed on top of the APC and tried to drop a grenade, but failed and killed itself. Cole was able to get out of the APC and found one of the Stranded dead. The APC rolled away from the Live Zone and returned to base to find out that Chief of the COG Defense Staff General Bardry Salaman committed suicide and Colonel Victor Hoffman replaced him.
- ↑ Gears of War: Coalition's End pg 312
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Gears of War: Coalition’s End pg 315
- ↑ Gears of War: Coalition's End pg 317