|The following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
Before the Great War, Ben Schilling was a corporal in the United States Army. Stationed with Roger Maxson at Mariposa Military Base, he was among the group of soldiers who would eventually form the Brotherhood of Steel after the events of 2077.
Schilling was the only member of Senator Peterson's family who remembered the location of Peterson's bunker. After directing the Brotherhood to the bunker's location, he took it upon himself to rename the bunker in the name of Maxson.