Burgundy, also referred to as Stickybeak, was a Pelican pilot of the UNSC Red Horse. She accompanied Sergeant Lopez, Hospital Corpsman Benti and others on a classified mission to the Installation 04's debris field.
Burgundy and the others then received an order by the Red Horse's CO, Commander Tobias Foucault, to board the Mona Lisa, she piloted the Pelican that brought them there with Rabbit riding shotgun. When they boarded the Mona Lisa, Burgundy stayed behind in case of the need of immediate evac.
Later, Lopez ordered the marines, Cranker, Maller, Simmons, and Sydney, to stay with the Pelican with Burgundy locked up inside. When the Flood appeared, they launched a fierce attack against the marines outside of the Pelican, killing them all, save Burgundy. She had examined the firefight with the limited view of the visual sensors of the Pelican, but she didn't see the attackers, nor the marines death and infection.
When the gangplank lowered to show the dimly lit, infected forms of Cranker and Maller, she did not know that they were infected. She had learned the horrible truth too late, and she was severely wounded, having a broken arm, but was not infected and was harshly brought to the engine room.
Later, Benti, Clarence, Henry, and Rimmer saw Burgundy being dragged toward the mass of Flood organisms to be enveloped, when Benti tossed two primed grenades at the mass destroying the Flood growth, the engines and Burgundy.
- Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe
- The Mona Lisa (First appearance)