Halo Alpha
Halo Alpha

Team Beta, also known as Beta Red, was a splinter team of the SPARTAN-II Red Team. It consisted of eleven members who were commanded by Beta-Red Actual.[1][2]

Team Beta was the largest splinter team of Red Team and consisted of the majority of the SPARTAN-IIs who had been deployed to the surface of Reach. They were tasked with the defense of the Orbital Defense Platforms' generators against Covenant attack.

Fall of Reach[]

Main article: Fall of Reach

On August 30, 2552, Red Team was deployed to the surface of Reach from the UNSC Pillar of Autumn. After their Pelican dropship, Bravo 001, was shot down, the SPARTANs were forced to make a high-altitude jump to the ground, killing four of them. Upon regrouping, Frederic-104 divided Red Team into four splinter groups, including the eleven-member Team Beta.

Team Beta was then assigned to defend one of the planet's Orbital Defense Generators against the Covenant. As a force of thirty-two Covenant Wraiths and 260 infantry advanced toward a UNSC position, Beta Red Actual ordered his team to move forward and engage the attackers in close combat. After the SPARTANs broke the Covenant assault wave, Beta Red Actual instructed Gamma 1, another UNSC operator, to withdraw his forces from the area. As the SPARTANs defended against two armored divisions, three Covenant cruisers emerged from cloak and headed toward the UNSC position.

The UNSC Majestic was then ordered by Central Command to bombard the approaching Covenant forces. The Majestic fired six MAC rounds onto the target area. All eleven members were likely killed by the blast.

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