Background[edit | edit source]
Principled and moral, Broadrick was keenly aware of the experiments carried out at the RB-2851 facility and the fact that most prisoners would be better off serving their time elsewhere. He didn't inquire as to their past or crimes, for his own sanity. However, as he continued his service it started to dawn on him that the experiments were far more extreme than he assumed. When his co-worker, MSgt. Raymond Esteban, recounted that he overheard a discussion between two scientists that the prisoners were opened up to experiment with their brains, he started to doubt his country. He joined up to serve it and protect his fellow Americans, but wound up as an accomplice to what seemed like mindless butchery.
When a prison riot was imminent, Broadrick hesitated. The fact that he knew what was being done to the inmates made him sympathize with their plight. Rather than go directly to Gamma-IX status to sequester the prisoners and starve them into submission, Broadrick took the matter up with his superiors, going directly to General Rawlings overseeing the whole research effort. Unfortunately, Rawlings was far more fanatical and ruthless than Broadrick. The MSgt. was transferred to latrine duty in Anchorage, while his co-worker was put in charge of the prison block.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- RB-2851 terminals; Watch Station Terminal, 0L68-CBGT044: "Personal Log Entry: Msg. G.C. Broadrick, U.S. Army M.P. Division
They're offloading another set of "subjects" to us today. I don't know what these men and women did to deserve being sent here, but since they were transferred from civilian penitentiaries, I can only assume they're the worst society has to offer. I don't think these people have any idea what's about to happen to them. One thing's for sure, these prisoners would have been better off serving their time elsewhere."
- RB-2851 terminals; Watch Station Terminal, 0L68-CBGT052: "Personal Log Entry: Msg. G.C. Broadrick, U.S. Army M.P. Division
I'm starting to hear rumors around the block that I don't like. Esteban told me that he overheard two of the eggheads saying that the prisoners are having the brains cut out of their heads or something like that. I know that the brass is running experiments on these inmates, and that they were pretty intense, but I didn't know they were literally cutting them open. I'm not sure how I feel about that - after all, I joined the military because I wanted to serve my country and protect my fellow Americans. I guess I'll keep it to myself for now."
- RB-2851 terminals; Watch Station Terminal, 0L68-CBGT057: "Personal Log Entry: Msg. G.C. Broadrick, U.S. Army M.P. Division
The rumors floating around the block are getting worse. One of our informants said that the prisoners are talking about rioting. If the things that they're saying is true - that inmates are getting dissected and the parts used for robots - I almost can't say that I blame them. Esteban said we should go right to Gamma-IX status, but I don't want to push the panic button unless I absolutely have to. I've decided to take this all the way to the top and meet with General Rawlings. Criminals or not, these experiments are wrong and they need to be stopped before it's too late."
- [RB-2851 terminals#0L68-LLRM001|RB-2851 terminals; Watch Station Terminal, 0L68-LLRM001]]: "Personal Log Entry: Msg. Raymond Esteban, U.S. Army M.P. Division
Broadrick got reassigned out of the facility today. I think they have him scrubbing toilets at some backwater listening post in Anchorage now. They put me in charge of the cell block and I initiated Gamma-IX status. After two days, the threat of rioting has ended and everything is back to normal. The brass gave me the go ahead to start sending people to the medical section, and everything is proceeding as planned.
If we have any hope of beating the enemy at their own game, we need to get these robots online - who cares what happens to a few lousy inmates. I told Broadrick he needed to fall in line, but he wouldn't listen. Of all people, I would have expected him to understand that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."