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“Let's go kick some Covenant butt.”
— Rick during the start of the Battle of Installation 00.

Staff Sergeant Richard Jones, more commonly known as Rick Jones, is an ODST in the UNSC Marine Corps and a member of the ORION Project. He is a member of Task Force Bravo, serving under First Lieutenant Brian Hartley.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Rick Jones was born on July 8, 2485 on Earth. He later volunteered for the ORION Project at the age of 18.

Early missions as a SPARTAN-IEdit

Rick was made the leader of Epsilon Squad, a team consisting of Spartan-I Marines, and was assigned to Operation: BLUE SKULL, a mission to neutralise Insurrectionist forces on Eridanus II. Due to the success of the mission and the capture of a wanted Insurrectionist leader, they were accepted into the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers and were given a UNSC frigate named the UNSC Blizzard, under the command of Captain Raymond. It was used by Epsilon Squad in Operation: TREBUCHET in 2513.

Operation: BLUESKULLEdit

Operation: ECLIPSEEdit

Fall of ReachEdit

Due to the ship's damage and the Slipspace Drive failing, Raymond ordered a last Slipspace jump towards Reach. However, they reached an area very far from Reach. The ship's AI said that it would take years to get to Reach and suggested everyone to go into Cryo-Sleep. They went into Cryo-Sleep for 22 years, hoping they would get picked up by a UNSC ship.

In 2552, the ship entered Reach's orbit. The ship's AI tried to wake up the crew, but was successful in waking up only Rick and two other members of Epsilon Squad. The three quickly reached the hangar bay and just as they did, the ship crashed into the ground. They took a Warthog and went to a nearby UNSC base. At the base, they discovered that Reach had been attacked by the Covenant. The scientists at the base told them that the only way to survive was by boarding the UNSC Pillar of Autumn. They used a nearby abandoned Pelican and boarded the Pillar of Autumn just as the ship was lifted in the air.

Battle of Installation 04Edit

On September 19, 2552, the Pillar of Autumn exited slipspace near the Halo, Installation 04. Rick and his team fought alongside John-117 during the battle for the ring. Sadly, the two remaining members of Epsilon Squad were killed by the Flood. He was assigned to Task Force Bravo to rescue a group of Marines from a Covenant POW camp. While fighting the Covenant, Rick was hit by a plasma rifle shot. He then escaped the ring with Bravo aboard a Phantom gunboat.

Rick fought bravely but was injured, which led to him being awarded the Purple Heart on Cairo Station when he arrived at Earth. He was very happy, but there was a tinge of sadness as his friends were not alive to see him get the award.

Battle of New MombasaEdit

Battle of the Rhine-RuhrEdit

Main Article: Battle of the Rhine-Ruhr

Battle of Installation 00Edit

Mission to Himmelen VEdit

Main Article: Mission to Himmelen V

After the Battle of Installation 00 and the Hillside Memorial, Bravo was sent on an off-the-books mission to the planet Himmelen V, to capture and bring back the Insurrectionist leader Jensen. After the drop, they were ambushed by Innies driving Warthog APCs. The group soon killed them, and used the Warthogs to reach the Insurrectionist base.

However, when they reached the base, Jensen, who had already been notified of their presence, tried to escape on a freighter. Bravo managed to take down the freighter, and found Jensen, who had just been wounded by a sniper bullet to his leg by Jameson Locke. But Damian Bristow showed no mercy and cut off his other leg. They also captured another Innie, and in the end, the mission was considered a success.

Battle of AscoriaEdit

Main Article: Battle of Ascoria

After the mission to Himmelen V, the UNSC was transporting a Casket to a laboratory on the planet of Oban, when the Legion of Malurok, a Covenant remnant group still believing the prophecies of the now-destroyed Covenant Empire, attacked the UNSC ships and acquired the Casket. Roughly 18 hours later, the UNSC detected a signal on the yet-to-be-colonised planet of Ascoria, and sent Task Forces Bravo, Charlie, Golf and India to check if the signal originated from the Casket.

After the drop, Bravo lost contact with the other Task Forces. After traversing through the jungles, they met up with India. Soon, they were ambushed by Kig-Yar snipers, who injured Bristow. The group then split up, with Bristow, Driscol, Brace and Stuart staying in the jungle with a modified Scorpion while Jones and the rest of the team used Gauss Warthogs to reach and destroy a Covenant spire. However, after destroying the Spire and jumping into a lake, they were ambushed by Innies, who were working with the Legion's forces. One of the Innies then revealed himself to be the real Jensen, claiming that the man Bravo had captured on Himmelen V was just a decoy.

The Innies then proceeded to transport the team to a different place in Warthog APCs, when Bristow and his group attacked the APCs with the Scorpion not knowing Bravo was inside. However, Brace understood the situation and fired at the APC's end, killing the driver and helping Bravo get out. They started firing at the Innies when Charlie and Golf reached their position and aided them. Driscol, Bristow and Brace stayed back with the Scorpion, to be picked up by a Pelican while the rest of Bravo chased Jensen through the forests.

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Raid on ObanEdit

Main Article: Raid on Oban

Battle of AlgolisEdit

Main Article: Assault on Algolis

The Silence CampaignEdit

Main Article: Silence Campaign

Personality and equipmentEdit

Rick Jones was born on July 8, 2485 on Earth. He wears bulkier ODST armour and carries a combat knife. He uses a silenced MA5B rifle, an M392 DMR and an M6D magnum. He also uses a jetpack.

GalleryEdit

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