| ||For the character mentioned in Fallout, see Ben Shilling.|
|The following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
Corporal Ben Schilling was the son of Todd Peterson.
A former corporal in the United States Armed Forces, he was one of Roger Maxson's group of loyal followers. Schilling was also the only member of Senator Peterson's family that remembered the whereabouts of Peterson's bunker. After the formation of the Brotherhood of Steel he revealed its location and it was filed for later use.