“Corporal Michael Barrick was a former Stranded who enlisted with the Coalition of Ordered Governments army using Operation Lifeboat, becoming a Gear soldier. As a member of Echo-Nine, Barrick fought alongside Sgt.Jonathan Harper in the Timgad area during and after the Lightmass Offensive. However, the detonation of the Lightmass Bomb unleashed vaporized Imulsion particles around the region, giving Barrick and his comrades Rustlung. Sometime in the two months after this, Barrick was reassigned toEcho-Six and sent to the Pirnah Badlands, where the rest of his squad was wiped out. He was later rescued by Delta-One, and Barrick was later assigned to the team. Barrick would be sent toMontevado on a recon mission, only to be killed there, sacrificing his life to save the rest of his squad.” In this source it states Michael Barrick dies, the latest Gears of War 3 photo shows quite a resemblance between the game and the comics which he featured in, his tattoo is identical.