Aquarian pilot Charles Durant was born on January 01 of 2209, to Hotch Durant and Gina Ganda in the suburbs of Heim. His father, a traffic officer, and his laboratory technician wife loved the family environment this city presented to raise their son. His folks where not particularly wealthy, but they did quite well for themselves; and where able to give Charles good schooling for his first years and he was never lacking anything. A somewhat shy boy for most of his early life, Durant stuck his nose to the books and easily achieved high marks in all of his classes, particularly arithmetic and later in his life physics and calculus. His grandfather, a retired marine corpsman Harry Durant; loved to tell tales of his time in the service and what grand opportunities the nearby academy could offer the boy. He was quick to take the bait and as he matured, he prepared himself to become and aviator, which was a branch of the armed forces he was certainly qualified for due to his grades. At seventeen, he enlisted and graduated from the academy with a degree in structural engineering before moving to flight school where he came out a raptor jockey. As a hobby, he picks up learning to play the guitar and often times could be found playing for the nursing staff at the hospital his mother works at. Early 2231, after flight training is done, he is shuffled to the 59th Air Cavalry Wing over on the eastern coast of the planet. His Ensign year was a breeze doing easy runs for the brass and lounging by the amazing lake resort the base was located at. Three years later he is promoted to Lieutenant Junior grade and moved to the grueling 105th Air Support Wing near Arctic Station Thula, where he spends the next two years in subzero temperatures, scant shore leaves, insane flight rotations...it's like he is preparing for arduous tours of duty in his future. His call-sign derives from the fact that he always ask if the "last man" is in his bird before he lifts off. Early on 2235, he is promoted to full Lieutenant and manages to squeeze in some time with his folks, and the prospect of calling it quits from active service also lingers, but disaster strikes. War breaks out and the cylons attack. Hiem is destroyed along with all the persons he cares for most and he is one of the few officers from his Wing to survive. The call from the CF arrives and he is tossed with the remaining few pilots to Scorpia shipyards, where he shuttles staff and equipment back and forth before being assigned to the Galatica's Phoenix taskforce.
Durant is a 5 feet 9 inch tall male. His dark hair is neatly trimmed and well kept. Brown eyes and thin lips are the most prominent features that adorn his round face. Almond-tanned skin, make his features more than classically handsome. His body seems strong, depicting muscular arms and legs, and at first glance, he looks like someone who enjoys an active lifestyle. Durant is wearing an olive green flight suit made of rugged, almost plastic-like material. A ribbed, padded brown vest is worn atop the flight suit, sporting his flight wings. The various zippered pockets on the arms and legs, and the plastic sleeve on the left thigh can be used to store flight notes. The patch on his shoulder identifies him as a member of Wolfpack Squadron, and the pins on his collar show the rank of Lieutenant. A black gun holster is secured to his right thigh.
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2237-09-30 - Rosebud
Things in the laundromat get a little bit weird. Don't ask about the title.
Isolde, Van, Durant, Kyle, Sarita, Ines, Laliru
2237-09-28 - Firearms And Pilots And Grunts. Oh My!
If you go down to the range today, prepare for a grumpy grunt...
Durant, Charlie, Johannes, Gage, Ines
2237-05-21 - The Theory
Some theorizing about the origins of the Cylons happens around the pool table.
Durant, Kahena, Salvae
2236-11-11 - Tech on Deck
Isolde is helping the deck crew out when Van gets back from a training flight, Neimec comes to inspect her Raptor, and Durant arrives on ship.
Isolde, Van, Antonie, Durant
2237-05-20 - Friendly Fire
A communications snafu leads to a friendly fire incident between CF and Canceron forces.
Calliope, Durant, Webb, Salvae, Irene, Kell
2236-11-15 - Ski Patrol
The Galactica crew rescues civilians trapped at a ski resort behind Cylon lines.
Cate, Jacob, Van, Calliope, Eva, Julia, Durant, Charlie, Alain
2236-11-12 - Last Night of Freedom - Officers
The officers enjoy an ice-breaker party, then find out it may be the last for awhile.
Kallas, Van, Calliope, Antonie, Ramsay, Eva, Durant, Eli, Jia