- "I will not tell you that Lujayne or Carter or Pirgi or the others would want you to keep fighting, or that your fighting will make their sacrifice worth it."
- ―Wedge Antilles, speaking at a memorial shortly after Pirgi's death
Pirgi was an individual who served the New Republic as a sentry at Rogue Squadron's base on the planet Talasea in 6 ABY. Pirgi was killed during an Imperial raid on Talasea, which was designed to eliminate Rogue Squadron, an elite New Republic starfighter squadron. Shortly after the raid, a memorial was held on the Reprieve, an EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate. At the memorial, Wedge Antilles, commander of Rogue Squadron, gave a speech in memory of those killed in the raid. Shortly after the speech, Pirgi's body, along with bodies of the other five sentries and Rogue Squadron pilot Lujayne Forge, were placed into caskets, and sent drifting towards Morobe, Talasea's sun.
Behind the scenes
Pirgi was first mentioned in the 1996 novel X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, written by Michael A. Stackpole. Pirgi would later be mentioned in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, written by Stephen J. Sansweet and Pablo Hidalgo, and published in December 2008.
- X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (First mentioned)