First Sergeant Astor is an NCR enlisted who was stationed at Camp Searchlight. Astor was on patrol when a Frumentarii squad irradiated the camp. While the rest of the camp was either evacuated or transformed into feral trooper ghouls, Astor stayed behind with a small squad to steer passers-by clear of the highly irradiated and infested camp.
pc When asking Astor about Private Edwards, Astor will say a rabid dog needs to be put out of its misery, but no further dialogue options will occur. To save Private Edwards, you must not take his Dog Tag (the 10th and final Dog Tag) by force or by the speech check. You must clear out the giant radscorpions that spawn outside his home, inform Edwards, and then talk to Astor about Private Edwards. In doing so, after Astor says a rabid dog needs to be put down, you can then assure Astor that Edwards "Is not Feral." You can then ask Astor where he recommends Edwards go, or convince Astor to accept him into his camp by passing a Speech Check of 50 or having 7+ Intelligence. Finally, return to Edwards and tell him the good news. If Edwards goes where Astor recommended or is accepted back in Astor's unit, you receive Good Karma and Edwards rewards you with a few caps and drops his Dog Tags for you to pick up. [verified]