Born on Corellia
to a young couple from Xanadu. His parents worked as pathfinders
for Explorations Unlimited, a deep space exploration firm based
in Corellia. Pathfinders were the first on the surface of the planets
that were discovered.
As soon as he
was able to walk, he joined his parents on the less dangerous assignments.
During his schooling, he displayed an interest in fly and one of
his friends in the Screaming Demons escort squadron taught him how
to fly. Since pathfinders had little to do aboard ship except wait
for the next planet, Hank decided to pursue a position in an escort
squadron as well.
It is to be
noted that Hank passed the flying and decision-making exams with
flying colors. After two weeks assigned to the training squadron
at company headquarters on Corellia, he was reassigned to the Argo
and Ghost squadron as both a pathfinder and a pilot. When the Galactic
Empire dissolved the Republic, Hank and his parents decided to stay
with the company when it relocated to Bespin.
assigned to the Argo through that time. He and Manx, a Togorian
pilot, were the first on the scene when the Artemis, an exploration
class Mon Calamari cruiser, returned from a survey mission in a
on this incident is classified Top Secret and a written request
must be made to the Council in order to view the rest of his file.
later, Hank applies to Wolf’s Head Squadron.