shall assume full responsibility for losing them, and apologize
to Lord Vader.”
Captain Lorth Needa
to those who served under him as an exacting, but fair leader,
Needa commanded the Star Destroyer Avenger, part of the elite
Squadron Fleet that scoured the galaxy in search of the Rebel
Alliance’s hidden base of operations.
keen sense of responsibility to his crew was in evidence shortly
after the Battle of Hoth when the Avenger failed to capture a
fleeing Rebel ship, thus disappointing the Death
Squadron Overlord Darth Vader.
for a shuttle, Captain Needa left the Avenger's bridge to convey
his personal accountability for the Rebel’s escape…with
the clear understanding that he would most likely not be returning
portrayed Captain Needa in the film The Empire Strikes Back.