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Captain Jonathan Hunt remembers his experiences at the Second Battle of Chin'toka.

SynopsisEdit

PresentEdit

The USS Lapon which is patrolling the sector stops in the Chin'toka system to place a floating memorial, and to relive old memories

Four years earlierEdit

The Lapon was assigned to a small reserve flotilla on the edge of the system. when news of the defeat came in, Hunt ordered the ships to head for the battle site, in order to retrieve survivors. Within moment's of their arrival, they are engaged by the Dominion rearguard. A Breen Battleship attacks and destroys the USS Thresher, one of Lapon's sister ships, using their new energy dampening weapon. Soon two more ships are destroyed, Hunt orders Vixx, his XO to use every method at his disposal to retrieve the escape pods faster. Hunt then orders the remaining ships to retreat, but manages to rescue several dozen more pods, before the Lapon is chased off by a wing of Jem'Hadar attack ships.

Log EntriesEdit

  • Captain’s Log; Star Date 56958.6, this leg of our patrol route takes us past the Chin’toka system, site of the largest loss of Federation and allied ships since the Earth Romulan War. The Lapon earned a SUC for the crew’s actions here, but passing through the system has dredged up bad memories in all of us.

Memorable quotesEdit

"There isn’t a man, women or non-gender associated being onboard this ship who did not suffer a loss at the hand of the Dominion fleet at the Second Battle of Chin’toka, But we must remember it; not as the largest massacre in the last two hundred years, but as a turning point, A moral victory on Cardassia following this battle allowed the war to come to an end much sooner than expected. I dedicate this monument in the names of all those who could not be with us today because of that war."

BackgroundEdit

Certain events in this episode take place during or immediately after the Second Battle of Chin'toka which was portrayed in DS9: "The Changing Face of Evil".

Political commentaryEdit

This episode was written as a response of sorts, to the continuing fervor surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks, although in no way was it meant to offend anyone.

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