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Although he had no military experience, he joined the Alliance Fleet after the Empire ravaged his homeworld prior to the Battle of Yavin. At that battle, he served as Luke Skywalker's X-wing technician. He often refused to carry a weapon, even in dangerous circumstances. He went on to serve in the New Republic Defense Force. He was the head technician for the team (including Tomrus, Shen, and Kline) that Han Solo and Luke Skywalker brought along to the Katana fleet.