Paul de Villiers, call-sign Pokey, is a U.S. Marine.


Early HistoryEdit

Through unknown circumstances, Paul de Villiers joined the United States Marine Corps, where he gained the call-sign Pokey.

He was eventually assigned to Elizabeth Gant's unit, Reconnaissance Unit 9.


On October 26th 2003, Pokey was among the Allied Forces attacking an Al-Qaeda cell at the Karpalov coalmineAfter using a pair of LAV-25s to enter the mine quickly, Gant then sent Pokey and Freddy to flush out the terrorists that were using RPGs.

Some time later, they encountered Schofield and Book II in the tunnels, and Pokey joined them in searching for Gant. After they rendezvoused with Mother, the Marines were surrounded by the Skorpions, who wanted Schofield's head as part of a bounty, but luckily the intervention of the Black Knight allowed them to escape to the Driftrunners.

As they fled from the pursuing Skorpions, Pokey returned fire from their Driftrunner's rear tray, but was hit in the throat by a wave of enemy gunfire, and Book II managed to keep him from falling out of the Driftrunner. Pokey is only mentioned once more, being thrown forward as their Driftrunner lurched, and as Knight later reported to Rufus that he had three people with him for extraction (Schofield, Book II and Mother), it can be presumed Pokey died of his wound or else was killed shortly before they approached the mine's exit.