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Captain Valton was a New Republic officer and commander of the Xiytiar-class transport Sungrass during the Zsinj campaign. He was tall and tan, and though he looked weathered, Wedge Antilles surmised that the man had several years of fight left in him. Valton also seemed possessed of intelligence, and had an unmemorable face that would have most likely fit in with a janitor's uniform as well as a military officer's.
At the time of the Third Battle of Kuat, Valton had been an officer for many years, having come in contact with the Imperial Star Destroyer Ill Wind and the Interdictor Cruiser Emperor's Net both before the death of the Emperor.