Before Ice StationEdit
Through unknown circumstances, Morgan Lee joined the United States Marine Corps, where he gained the call-sign Montana.
Sometime before 1992, he was recruited into the Intelligence Convergance Group, with orders to be prepared to kill his own unit should they ever find something of value.
Montana was among Scofield's first team to investigate Wilkes Ice Station and the apparent alien spacecraft, and searched the station for possible enemies. After the French started attacking the Marines, Montana and Santa Cruz took cover and fought on A-deck for most of the battle. After defeating all of the French forces, Schofield ordered Montana to move their hovercrafts so that their onboard rangefinders could spot any incoming enemies. Once the task was done, Montana, Fox and Santa Cruz were sent down to the cavern containing the spacecraft, along with Sarah Hensleigh.
Upon arriving in the cave, they investigated the spacecraft and it was left up to Montana, being the most senior officer, to decide whether or not they should attempt to get inside. Deciding they should try, Montana and Fox set up tripod-mounted guns for them to use, as Schofield had warned them that the British SAS was about to invade the station.
After Fox located files and schematics for the spacecraft, really a long lost stealth fighter prototype called the Silhouette, Montana assisted moving them for Hensleigh to observe. However, once he ordered Hensleigh away, he killed Santa Cruz and went after Fox. As he cornered her in a fissure, he was attacked by a mutated bull Elephant Seal, and was helpless as it began to eat him.