Elizabeth Taggerdy: Lieutenant Taggerdy here. Captain? It's you?
Roger Maxson: Lizzy? Damn, it's good to hear a friendly voice.
Elizabeth Taggerdy: Captain. I heard... I heard you're a traitor.
Roger Maxson: Traitor? If disobeying unconscionable orders makes you a traitor, then I suppose I am.Lizzy, I'm glad you're alive but I need to find someone in Appalachia. Someone dependable.
Elizabeth Taggerdy: That's where I am. The Thunder was running war games against some jarheads.
Roger Maxson: They still in one piece? By god, Lizzy. This... This is good news.
Elizabeth Taggerdy: Roger, you're a traitor. I could be court-martialed even talking to you.
Roger Maxson: Look around, Lizzy. The Army's gone. America's fallen.I know you have questions, but we need to talk. There are things I learned at Mariposa.I got a scientist with me... Doctor Takano. We'll set up a secure channel.I'll answer all your questions, then.
Elizabeth Taggerdy: Captain...
Roger Maxson: Lizzy, you know me. We need to talk.
Elizabeth Taggerdy: We'll monitor this band. Taggerdy out.
The title of the holotape appears to be an error - the contents ("America's fallen") indicate that it was recorded in the year following the Great War on October 23, 2077, while the tape's date precedes that date by nearly two months.