Sergeant Carl Brinkon was an infantryman of the Union of Independent Republics. Born 68 years before Emergence Day. Brinkon's family was hurt both economically and physically by the COG's authoritarian and socialist regime, leaving him willing to fight the COG. 52 years before E Day, Brinkon joined the Union Of Independent Republics as an infantryman. Fighting during the Pendulum Wars, he eventually became a Sergeant and squad leader, before he was killed during a firefight with COG forces in 40 B.E.