Born in Minnesota circa 2227, at age sixteen, Veronica injured herself while disobeying her parents, and then tried to conceal the injury so that her misbehavior would not be exposed. Her wound became infected and turned septic, and when she finally collapsed from fever, she was in an isolated location and was not found for several days. Once under proper treatment, she recovered, but the delay and infection required the amputation of her right arm below the elbow. A mechanical prosthesis restored partial function to the limb.
Treating this experience as a "wake-up call", Hall became much more serious about her studies and her future. She applied to and was accepted by Starfleet Academy, and passed all the physical tests, even without the use of her artificial hand.
In 2249, Hall was grievously injured protecting a civilian passenger from a coolant leak aboard their liaison cutter, which had been attacked by a pirate vessel. She suffered severe frost burns, lost her right eye, much of the rest of her right arm, and had substantial damage to her right leg. Hall was stabilized with first aid and medication and, despite her injuries, continued to help her comrades. She suggested using her right hand as a clamp and maintained her sense of humor throughout the stressful experience.
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|USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) communications personnel|
|under Robert April||Hall • Sanawey • Van Fleet||under Christopher Pike||Dabisch • Garrison • Nano • Vincent • Zacharia|
|under James T. Kirk & Spock||Alden • Aronsen • Ashcraft • Auberson • Azuela • Bryant • Czyzak • DeLeon • Dezago • Dominico • Farrell • Fletcher • Goldstein • Granger • Hodge • Josephs • Krelidze • Laysa • Leaming • Lin • Mahásë • Martine-Teller • Mendez • Miraskin • M'Ress • Mueller • Muir • North • Nyssa • Osik • E. Palmer • L. Palmer • Peretz • Pilar • Putman • Riley • T'zeela • Talliflores • Tanaka • Uhura • Vehau • Vigelshevsky • Wirrering • York|
|see also: administrative personnel • engineering personnel • medical personnel • pilots & flight control personnel • security & tactical personnel • sciences personnel • senior staff • unnamed (2240s and 2250s • 2260s • 2270s and 2280s)|