Evacuation of Ilima
In 9 A.E. Zeta was one of the squads assigned to evacuate Ilima hours before a Kryllstorm arrived. After using the Hammer of Dawn to destroy a Locust attack on a small COG checkpoint, they pushed further into the city to assist Echo Squad, but were too late. They found Jace Stratton hiding in a vault from a Locust attack at Ilima Savings and Trust. They destroyed 3 Seeders by collapsing a building onto them. As the evac caravan arrived, a Brumak burst through the remainder of the building and destroyed one of the Armadillos. Zeta managed to destroy the Brumak, but the explosion from its Imulsion tanks destroyed the rest of the building. Zeta traveled to Ilima High School in the hopes of finding Jace's "father", Dr. Gregory Wisen, and any other survivors. Instead, they found it overrun with Locust, Wretches, Serapedes, and a Berserker which they dealt with before leaving to head to Dr. Wisen's orphanage, the Children's School of Hope.
Having lost contact with Control, Zeta traveled to Ilima City Hall where three more Seeders were stationed and blocking communications. Fighting their way into and through the building, Zeta was able to use the Mobile Command Center to use the Hammer of Dawn to kill the Seeders and reestablish contact with Control. Determined to save the people at Wisen's orphanage despite the Kryllstorm nearly being upon them, Zeta convinced Walker to divert the last APC there while they continued on foot.
Zeta traveled to the orphanage and found several survivors, but before they could be evacuated, RAAM, the General of the Locust Horde, attacked. RAAM fatally stabbed Valera through the torso with his blade, and almost killed Jace who had returned aboard the APC that arrived to evacuate them. Zeta and Jace tried to divert some of the fire away from the orphanage by circling the area, managing to kill the two Mauler Elites and a Theron Elite which greatly angered RAAM. They fought RAAM himself on the ground and in the air as the General rode on his personal Reaver, eventually defeating him, but were unable to finish him off. Zeta would have lost Kim if Barrick did not go down to retrieve him in his fruitless suicide charge. As the Kryllstorm covered the sky, Zeta, Jace and the survivors of the orphanage escaped in KR Eighty-Four through the last opening in the sky moments before it could close up and trap them.
Members of Zeta-Six
- Lt. Minh Young Kim - Reassigned, later KIA
- Cpl. Michael Barrick - Reassigned, later KIA
- Pvt. Tai Kaliso - Reassigned, later KIA
- Pvt. Alicia Valera - KIA