During the battle, Garik Loran suffered heavy damage to his X-wing starfighter as well as considerable damage to his own person. The canopy of his cockpit was punctured by enemy laser fire, which in turn hit him in his left side. It was something of a miracle that he survived from his injuries, much less being able to fend off the pain and the coldness of vacuum to first destroy a TIE/IN interceptor close on the tail of fellow pilot Tyria Sarkin, and then finding the strength to maneuver his fighter to safety.
The award itself was a gray statuette of a New Republic mechanic with a wrench upraised as a weapon. The mechanic's expression was of pure, if silly, rage. The figure was half the length of a Human forearm.
The award was in mock tribute to the extremely damaged state Loran's X-wing was in when returned to the Nebulon-B escort frigate Tedevium, described by Commander Wedge Antilles as, "the worst shape her mechanics had ever seen a flying snubfighter." Loran himself had to be cut out of the cockpit, as part of his charred flesh had melted together with the cockpit's instrumentation.
- X-Wing: Iron Fist (First appearance)