This man was a scout trooper that was stationed in the Imperial garrison on Ord Mantell shortly after the Battle of Yavin IV. Soon after the evacuation of Yavin 4, the Rebel Alliance's high command ordered their elite fighting force, Renegade Squadron, under the command of General Han Solo, to stop off at Ord Mantell for repairs and to take some leave. A bounty hunter tracked the Rebels to Ord Mantell and informed the Imperial garrison.
IG-88 and the Imperials ambushed Renegade Squadron near the junkyards in an attempt to capture them. The Scout Trooper served during the battle, but was killed when the mighty Wookiee Chewbacca shot him in the chest with his bowcaster near the main junkyard.