WING COMMANDER ANNOUNCES DEATH OF TACTICAL OFFICER

Following the sudden resignation of General Cli4ord (Cliffy369), Tactical Officer/Delta Squadron Commander, he was apparently lost in the line of duty...


funeral service for General Cli40rd
on board the ISD Avenger...
(photo: TREYNARD, 1/95)

General Cli4ord delivered the Wing Commander his Letter of Resignation for reported personal reasons on 2/8/95. Based upon statements made by General Cli4ord in his letter, his familyís lifeblood, a sizeable merchant fleet, had been destroyed by Rebel Mon Calamari Cruisers. The loss of his family fortune apparently forced his sudden action.

On route to his homeworld, General Cli4ordís Tyderian Shuttle and Assault Gunboat escort were ambushed in a Rebel attack in an unknown sector of the Outer Rim Territories. The only indication of his apparent death was a tight beam transmission picked up by a remote Imperial communications satellite. The message, probably transmitted by Cli4ord reads as follows...

"...Mayday, mayday...any Imperial vessel, please respond...Imperial Command Shuttle under attack...Rebel Fleet STILL entering normal space on sensors...Alpha Escort Flight Leader, weíre outta hear...Alpha Escorts 1 and 2, take point...3,4 hold the rear...at least 6 large capitals and 5 to 10 fighter squadrons on sensors already...2.6 km and closing at an average speed of 90 MGLT...weíre not going to make it to hyperspace...escorts, assume defensive formation Mu-14d...PAUSE...She canít take much more of this...Escorts destroyed, Y-Wings circling in...Iíve entered self destruct code...will engage upon Ion energy encountering shields...Damn, wish I was in my DEFENDER...inferior Tyderian piece of...Canít turn fast enough...sensors indicating incoming Missiles???...NOOOOOO!!!.....LONG LIVE PALPAT............."

The Wing Commander would like to personally thank General Cli4ord for his vigilant dedication to the Emperorís Hammer and the aid he provided in starting the Hammer. In addition, his efforts helped to open an AOL Message Folder (Emperorís Hammer) in the AOL FSRC Message Board area. His presence on board the Bridge of the ISD Avenger will be sorely missed...