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Battle of Leonis Minoris

Preston Cole

Vice Admiral Preston Cole, date of photo unknown, the commander of the fleet that defended Leonis Minoris.




The Battle of Leonis Minoris was a battle between Covenant and UNSC forces in the Leonis Minoris system sometime in 2537.  The battle eventually resulted in a UNSC victory after Vice Admiral Preston Cole and his fleet entered the system to protect the three colony worlds there, but not before the Covenant were able to glass two of the colonies and destroy ten of the fleet's ships. 



These events are referenced in the short story The Impossible Life and Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, in the anthology Halo: Evolutionswhich was the subject of a Halo Book Club on January 3rd, 2018.


Earlier Event: April 1
Battle of Metisette
Later Event: May 1
Battle of New Harmony