This is humanities final stand, here, at Earth. If we go we risk everything, every last man women and child"
"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind"
It is said the Marines got the best of the war, we also got the worst. On Vladmire, the Syphodyte dug their metal heels into the muck of that alien hellhole and dared the us to come in after them. So we did, only to be met with day after day of flesh-eating diseases, shrieking nocturnal predators, and other sights that haunt us to this day. Cut off and for all we knew abandoned by our commanders, our only hope were the SPARTAN's, without their iron will, none of us would have made it out of that mess with our sanity... or our lives.
*Admiral Terrance Hood, 2553*
"A hero may die, Worlds may fall, but humanity will live on"