Pre-First Robotech War
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First Robotech War
Ben, along with his best friend Max Sterling, became rookie wingmates under the command of newly promoted Lieutenant Rick Hunter, forming the Vermillion Squadron with Roy Fokker watching over them. While Max was being focused, the husky Ben was quite jovial, gregarious and comedic.
While trying to write a letter to Ben's parents about his death, Rick briefly saw Ben, who tries to cheer him up. It is unclear if this event was a literal ghost or just a vision. (Macross Saga: Paradise Lost)