- “Carol. I know when we get to Harvest you’ll be fine, the kids will be riveted to the tube watching cartoons while the most important moment in mankind’s history happens on their doorstep. I miss you and the kids terribly. This email should autosend when we exit slipspace but it may take a while with all the military stuff going on.”— Paul
He was attached to the UNSC Spirit of Fire during the 2526 campaign to retake Harvest from the Covenant. He was sent in order to gain material for UNSC propaganda, but also hoped to find his wife, Carol, and his children there safe and alive at Tigard.
They were presumed killed during the glassing of Harvest, though he continued to look for signs that they had somehow managed to survive. After finding his home town of Tigard a devastated wasteland, he punched the nearby Forerunner relic secured by the UNSC out of rage and grief, blaming its presence and the Covenant's interest in it for the death of his family.