Ernie was a member of the Remnants in St. Louis, Missouri.

Ernie participated in attempting to capture a power core from a Chimeran dropship; when the first dropship is destroyed, he runs into enemy territory and grabs the power core. When a second dropship arrives, he manages to avoid it but is gunned down by Longlegs just before he could reach the safe zone, leaving Joe Capelli to carry the power core to the base.