Deckhand Technician on the Icarus
Laird is a good-looking, smart and friendly young man from Virgon. His artistic, hippy parents were horrified when Laird showed more affinity for machines than painting, and even moreso when he decided he wanted to go into the military. On the Icarus he looks up to his NCO Willem Jeanne, who he’s been asking the best way to approach a girl he likes, another technician on the team named Recruit Zoe Celik.
Laird was seriously injured in the core of the FTL drive on the Battlestar Icarus while trying to save the ship and crew with Chief Jeanne. Despite Doctor Tannen’s best efforts, Laird was permanently blinded by his ordeal.