"There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the heavens."

Young Saul Tigh Bio:

 "This battle was going to be infamous in its own right. Hiding behind one of the.....moons of Hera, the Heavy Raiders......picked up the signature of a small Fleet Auxiliary. That ship would be remembered through both......Cylon Wars. It was the Brenik. And on board was teenage Gunner’s Mate Saul Tigh, the future Executive Officer of the Battlestar Galactica.

 The son of a military pilot and grandson of a ranking adviser to the government, Saul was estranged from both. He only needed the gene pool, not the people. That would eventually bring him to well earned success as a pilot and military professional in spite of his demons.....Fleet was Family, and the only one he needed. But success was still a long way off. The future hard drinking, hard living angry old man was already a hard drinking, hard living angry young man when he served on the Brenik. He had made grade to Gunner’s Mate before only to lose it and his temper indulging in.....a bar fight. It would not be the last time he would lose rank and reason. “Anger will keep you alive, fear will get you killed”...... Anger, he knew, gave you focus and energy. You cannot be afraid if you are boiling mad, and you can attempt things that would freeze most people with fear. His leadership style and people skills were said to have all the subtlety of a hand grenade in a shower stall, with similar property damage........"

 EXCERPT FROM THE SHORT STORY:

 "Old Soldiers: Tales from Zero Company, Colonial Marines" by Gunny

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