- "Vader Down. I repeat, Darth Vader has been shot down on Vrogas Vas. This is Red Leader calling for assistance from all available Alliance forces."
- ―Red Leader to all other units
A human male flew under the callsign "Red Leader" shortly after the Battle of Yavin. The leader of Red Squadron, a starfighter squadron composed of T-65B X-wing starfighters, Red Leader led the rest of the squadron during a battle between the Rebel Alliance and Darth Vader's TIE Advanced over the planet Vrogas Vas. The Rebels' goal was to destroy the Sith Lord Darth Vader who had come searching for Luke Skywalker.
- Vader Down, Part I (First appearance)