"Spartans never die? If only that were true."
-Dr. Catherine Halsey
About this creation
Office of Naval Intelligence (O.N.I.) Section Two Directive 930:
To maintaian morale and preserve the myth that Spartans cannot die, any Spartan casualties are listed as Missing In Action (M.I.A.) or Wounded In Action (W.I.A.), but never Killed In Action (K.I.A.).