During a forward reconnaissance by his platoon in Quang Tri Province, Harold is caught in a counter-ambush at his sniper position. Extreme stress triggers his First Change, and he tears apart the three VC sent to kill him.
Hank stumbles across a mixed Soviet/Afghan religious cult in Jowzjan province. Initially drawn by the bizarre mixture, Hank discovers evidence that they are involved in some seriously demented practices, and that most of the members have odd deformities of some sort. Acting on the belief that any cult that gives you deformities is probably a bad thing, Hank arranges to ambush the cult during one of their ceremonies and wipes them out root and branch. Needless to say, the report on this particular incident bore little resemblance to reality.
To avoid any uncomfortable questions as to why he looks like he's in his 20s when he's closing in on 45, Harold fakes his death during an operation in Iraq during the First Gulf War. He uses the First Change of Taylor Satterfield, a new Maeran as cover, given the sheer destruction Satterfield wreaks on Highway 8 into Iraq. As a bonus, he also manages to escape the man pursuing him: James O'Neill.
Basic Training, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Scout Sniper Basic Course, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Then transfers to Vietnam.
Arrives in Okinawa to join James O'Neill's (played by Christopher Young) platoon.
Unit is transferred to Quang Tri Province, where they suffer harsh conditions, scarce resources, and death.
Heavy fighting with VC forces at the village of Khe Sahn.
Attracted the attention of the CIA after racking up 112 confirmed kills in Leatherneck Square during the month of July alone.
After helping to cover the evacuation of U.S. Marines from the American embassy, Harold leaves a few little surprises for the arriving North Vietnamese forces and exits the country by a small RHIB that delivers him to the USS Duluth in the early hours of May 3rd.
On the ground in Afghanistan. Primarily acting as a broker in arms sales to Afghan insurgents, Hank also carries out a number of assassinations of mid- to high-value targets among both the Soviet and Afghan militaries.
Hank accompanies a company of Rangers during the invasion of Grenada. It is his first encounter with Taylor Satterfield.
Hank's second trip to Afghanistan.
When James O'Neill finally tracks him down, Hank has that Jowzjan report waved under his nose and is recruited into the Accord and the Corps of Engineers at the same time.