Very little is known about the soldier except that, upon landing on the beach, he was critically wounded. He appeared to suffer severe burns on his face and arms, likely due to the explosion of mortar mines.
Captain Miller and his company eventually past 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 is not revealed and it is never known whether or not he survived.