- "This place looks like it was hit harder than we hit Spindrift, Commander, what happened?"
- ―Wald upon arriving at Chinshassa.
Wald was a Rebel Alliance pilot stationed at the Salvation base on the planet Arbra, shortly after the Battle of Hoth. He flew a T-65 X-wing starfighter and served under the command of Luke Skywalker.
Wald was part of an excursion that followed fellow pilot Shira Brie to the planet Shalyvane. Shira told the other members of her squad that Shalyvane was her home world and that a tribe of alien nomads known as the Em'liy had been conducting raids on the village of Chinshassa. The pilots disembarked from their fighters and engaged the Em’liy at the Circle of Kavaan. With the help of Skywalker's astromech droid, R2-D2, the pilots succeeded in driving the opposing forces away.
It wasn't until later that Wald and the others learned that their fellow pilot, Shira Brie, was in fact an Imperial spy, conspiring with Darth Vader to calculate the coordinates to the new Rebel base at Arbra.