Adventures on the Edge of the Imperium
Buckshot 'Bucky' Mackowski
6BBAC5, Navy (Subsector), seven terms. Enlisted in Gunnery, transferred to Engineering after third term, transferred to Line after fifth term.
Special Assignments: Engineering School, Officer Candidate School, Cross Training – Flight, Intelligence School.
Awards and Decorations: None
Equipment Qualified On: Revolver, Dagger, Vacc Suit, Ship’s Boat, Wheeled Vehicle, Grav Vehicle.
Skills List: Computer-3, Revolver-3, Vacc Suit-3, Mechanical-2, Ship’s Boat-1, Forward Observer-1, Medical-1, Dagger-1, Leadership-1, Wheeled Vehicle-1, Grav Vehicle-1, Zero-G Combat-1
Buckshot was born on Mirriam in the Vilis subsector, his parents tragically both died when he was a baby and he was brought up by the elders of the nomadic tribe that his parents came from. At the age of ten he learned that to he had to undergo a terrible religious test so that he could become a full adult member of the tribe, so he decided to run away.
Months later he stumbled into an Army training outpost one evening, not understanding what the soldiers were asking, he just held up a scrap of paper bearing one word ‘Buckshot’, and so the boy got his name. When the time came for the army unit to leave Mirriam a kindly soldier, Sergeant Mackowski, decided to take the boy home and to bring him up as his son.
The flight back to Camp Rico in the planetoid belt made an indelible mark on the boy and he grew up wanting to spend his life in space and at eighteen he enlisted in the local subsector navy, much to the disappointment of Sgt. Mackowski who had hoped he would join the army.
‘Bucky’ enjoyed the navy life and was finally accepted as an officer late into his career. He finally mustered out as a Lt. Commander.