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Telford
Telford
Biographical information
Gender

Male

Hair color

Brown

Died

1990

Title(s)

Corporal

Affiliation

U.S. Army

Behind the scenes
First appearance

Die Hard 2

Last appearance

Die Hard 2

Cause

Murdered by Major Grant (slit in the throat)

Portrayer

Patrick O'Neal

Corporal Telford was a soldier who works alongside Major Grant and The Blue Light Team to retake Dulles International Airport from rogue Colonel Stuart and his mercenaries. Unlike Grant and the other men, he was never involved in their plot and never knew about Grant's true affiliation with Stuart.

Die Hard 2Edit

Telford was recently transfered to Major Grant's unit, Blue Light Team, as a last minute replacement to replace a sick soldier. He was among the soldiers who arrived in Dulles International Airport to battle mercenaries, led by Colonel Stuart, who took over the airport's landing control systems. At the airport police station, off-duty police lieutenant John McClane came to Telford and the soldier says grimly that CIA Headquarters in Langley that the portable decoder for the airport systems won't be in two hours, which McClane realizes that the plane carrying his wife Holly doesn't have that long. Telford admits to McClane that he only got transfered to Grant's team yesterday since the regular guy got ill. Telford says word is that nobody's better at this work than Grant, which McClane replies that except maybe Colonel Stuart is better than Grant.

While Major Grant was confronting angrily at McClane about his heroic efforts, Telford informs him that the Pentagon is calling for him. When the location of Stuart's place of operations was found at Hidey Lake Community Church in the west side of the airport, Telford goes on the army truck with Grant and his men. Once they arrived, Telford was among the soldiers firing at Stuart's men at the church, not knowing that his magazines were blanks. After the firefight, Telford spots the C4 explosives in the makeshift airport equipment of the church. Grant evacuated the church.

Telford went back to the truck as they headed for Hanger 11. As the other soldiers made a military joke to Telford about what he was doing while they were taking Grenada. Telford admits that he was with them for that and Grant concurs with him, saying that they "wouldn't have to do this." Grant reveals his true allegiance and slashes Telford's throat with a combat knife, leaving Telford to gasp for air. Telford died in a matter of seconds.

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