Resistance: Fall of Man
Sergeant Nathan Hale was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in November 1922. His parents succumbed to lingering complications from the influenza epidemic of 1918 shortly after his birth and without nearby relatives, he was declared a ward of the state. After that, he didn't find a job that suited him and started drifting before he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was elected to the Inaugural Ranger Orientation Program.
During a live-fire exercise, Hale led an unconventional gambit against a mock target. This resulted in the deaths of most of his candidate group as well as several Army observers. Nathan Hale himself sustained grievous injuries and was lucky to survive the incident at all. The scenes that occured were attributed to faulty munitions, but this was of little consolation. Hale's rehabilitation was conducted at the Army's Higgins Trauma Center in Montana and after dozens of intensive operations coupled with exhaustive physical therapy, he finally returned to active duty. After-action reports consistently described Hale as fearless in combat, an inventive tactician, and an able squad leader, which helped him rise to the rank of Sergeant very quickly, despite the vast amount of time he spent on the treatment table. Commanding officers started rewarded him with increasingly higher-risk missions, but despite his consistant success, Army psychologists expressed concern over what they perceived as Hale's growing death wish.
The U.S. Army deployed in Britain to face the Chimeran threat. No sooner had they landed than thousands of soldiers were incapacitated by the Chimeran virus. Hale was the only victim to recover.