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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
AffiliationNew California Republic
New California Republic Army
LocationBoulder City
FamilyDonald Kowalski (brother) DeadIcon dead.png
Dialogue FileKowalski's dialogue
QuestsDefacing the Humble Stone
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 90
Tag SkillsExplosives: 46
Melee Weapons: 46
Guns: 46
Base ID0011a8d8Ref ID0011a8d9
ActorLiam O'Brien

You here to pay your respects, too?

Private Kowalski is an NCR trooper encountered in Boulder City in Fallout: New Vegas.


An enlisted soldier in the ranks of the New California Republic Army, normally stationed at Camp McCarran, Private Kowalski has recently received leave and plans to head home to see his family in California with a caravan, going through the 188 trading post. During a layover at the post, he decided to make his way over to Boulder City, to pay his respects to his brother at the war memorial. Donald Kowalski sacrificed himself so that the rest of the unit could evacuate some of the wounded during the terminal stages of the First Battle of Hoover Dam.[1][2][3]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


  • Defacing the Humble Stone: Attacking the Boulder City Memorial in any way will cause Kowalski to become aggressive and will force the player to defuse the situation.
    • Kowalski will disappear from Boulder City a few days after the player resolves the situation with the Khans at the ruins.


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NCR bandoleer armor
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Service rifle
Combat knife
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Carried items
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Drops on death

Notable quotes

  • "You here to pay your respects, too?"
  • "What the fuck are you doing? My brother died at the Battle of Hoover Dam. You're desecrating a war memorial.
    [My apologies. It was rude and disrespectful of me to do that.]
    [SUCCEEDED] All right, apology accepted. Don't let it happen again."


Kowalski appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. The Courier: "What is this memorial?"
    Kowalski: "It commemorates the Battle of Hoover Dam. The rangers lured the best of Caesar's Legion into Boulder City, then blew the whole town up. The NCR still lost a bunch of troops in the fighting, though. My older brother sacrificed himself so they could evacuate some of the wounded."
    (Kowalski's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "Where are you normally stationed?"
    Kowalski: "Camp McCarran, but I'm on leave at the moment - heading back to California to see my folks. I'm supposed to join up with a caravan that's heading that way up at the 188, but they're not due to arrive for awhile yet."
    (Kowalski's dialogue)
  3. Kowalski: "You here to pay your respects, too?"
    (Kowalski's dialogue)