(DeCandido's novelizations of the Anderson films)
Sam was formerly attached to the US Air Force, but resigned in favour of Umbrella so she could date Jack Carter, who she met in service. Their affection was considered too blatant for a military team, and Carlos would have reprimanded the two of them had he seen them together. Soon after they landed in the city, Carter transformed into a Zomboid and bit Sam. She snapped his neck and shot herself through the mouth.