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For the location, see Ranger Morales' corpse.

My husband... he's a Ranger, and he... he got murdered by a pack of Fiends. Goddamn savages laid his body out to rot.Private Morales

Ranger Esteban Morales was an NCR Ranger stationed at Camp McCarran in 2281.

Background[edit | edit source]

Ranger Morales was killed in the line of duty by Fiends outside of REPCONN headquarters. Morales was laying down covering fire for other troops in his group. Wounded by enemy fire, he slowly bled out on the hot, cracked asphalt as the Fiends made it impossible for his squad to return for him.[1] The Fiends are now using his body, surrounded by traps, to lure other soldiers to their deaths.[2]

His wife, Private Christina Morales, also stationed at Camp McCarran, has subsequently requested that his body be recovered so it can be brought back home and given a proper burial. The command at McCarran denied her request, citing a lack of troops.[2] Ranger Morales' best friend, Ranger Jackson attempted to bring back his body without permission from his commanding officers, but met the same fate as his fallen comrade.[3]

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is involved in quests.

A Final Plan for Esteban

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Apparel Weapon Other items
NCR Ranger patrol armor
Ranger hat
NCR dogtag

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If the Courier has the Bloody Mess perk and accidentally shoots him, they can't pick up his corpse to carry to the NCR troopers.
  • Using the console command resurrect on Ranger Morales' corpse will cause the body to briefly stand upright and then violently explode.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Esteban Morales' remains appear only in Fallout: New Vegas.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Courier: "How did he die?"
    Christina Morales: "He was out on patrol. Bunch of drugged-up Fiends attacked them. Esteban laid down cover fire while the others fell back. One of the men saw him get shot. He didn't die, though, not then. They tried to go back for him, but there were too many Fiends, and they had to pull out. Damn savages chased them halfway to McCarran."
    (Christina Morales' dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Courier: "It seems strange the NCR wouldn't do their best to retrieve a fallen comrade."
    Christina Morales: "Colonel says he can't spare the men to bring Esteban back home. And the Fiends, they put all kinds of mines and traps around his body. Snipers, too."
    (Christina Morales' dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "No one else will help you?"
    Christina Morales: "His best friend, Jackson, tried. Didn't even get permission from his CO, so it could have cost him a lot. But he never came back."
    (Christina Morales' dialogue)
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