Very little was known about the soldier except that, upon landing on the beach, he was critically wounded. He appeared to suffer from severe burns on his face and arms, likely due to the explosion of mortar mines.
Captain Miller and his company eventually passed him as they made a desperate run for the sea wall through the smoke from shell explosions while under heavy machine gunfire and mortar fire. The soldier screamed in pain and terror for help. The severity of his wounds was not revealed and it was never known whether or not he survived.