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Ben Buchholz (Novel Series)

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This article is about the Woodbury soldier. You may be looking for the Comic Series character, the TV Series character, the Video Game character, the Road to Survival character, or the voice actor.
"Goddam herds are like amoebas, growing, separating, splitting off into multiple herds. Can't get a goddamn break with these things. Getting worse every day."
—Ben about the herds.[src]

Ben Buchholz was a Woodbury soldier. He is described to be a pouch-eyed, broken man on his fifties. He was a machine gun operator during the prison assault.


Pine Mountain

Almost nothing is known about Ben's life before the outbreak or as the outbreak began, except he lived in Pine Mountain.


Location Unknown

It is unknown when Ben made it to Woodbury. He lost his whole family a year before the prison assault in a swarm outside F.D. Roosevelt State Park, and seems to have a trauma about it.

Woodbury, Georgia

Ben participates in the attack on the prison, as a machine gun operator. After the fall of the prison, Ben and a small group of surviving soldiers hole up in the prison to regroup, Ben along with Lilly and Matthew barricade the door. As they count their ammo Ben has eleven 115-grain 9mm rounds for his Glock 19. Later on during the night, Ben comes out half asleep when Gloria sees the bite on Austin's wrist. Ben goes with his knifes along with Lilly and Matthew to search the corridor. The next day when Lilly leads the survivors out of the prison. They are led safely back to Woodbury by Lilly Caul, who becomes the new leader of the town.


After the Church group try to take their lives in a suicide pact, part of their plan was to blow the gates of Woodbury which led a superherd into Woodbury, and poison the Woodburians.


Killed By

Ben, among with twelve Woodburians, was poisoned in the suicide pact while being drunk.


Novel Series


Novel Series Characters
Philip's Group PennyBrianNickPhilipBobby
Chalmers Family AprilTaraDavid
Tommy's Group CherSonnyShortyTommy
Woodbury TiffanyMercyJennyTylerDavidBarbaraWilkinsMatthew
BenRobbieAlyssaNathanTimmyCalvinMarianneElizabethLydiaSaulDavyHapCaesarAustinWesDeanJohnny P.
EarlJaredJamesonDennyLouHinesTravisTomHaynesMillerJohnnyRedSmittyClintAliceGusGabrielDonDanielTeddyBartRudyCharlieRaymondEricJamesArloJohnny A.BruceCurtisStevensEugeneHaroldTommyManningTaggert
Tent City LillyDonnaRuthieMaryLydiaHarlanDickBobScott
Fox News Crew ChristinaMike
Meriwether County Correctional Facility RickMichonneCarlAndreaMaggieGlennHershelLori
Dupree Family ThomasLucasBethanyCalvinMeredith
Carlinville HaroldJeremiahReeseStephenMaryNoelleEmmaWadeMarkJosephAnthonyColbyRoseCailinn
Jasper NormaJamesMelissaRoryMolly MilesLelandLouis
Haralson AshleyJackMike
Woodbury Newcomers JinxIanJackRudyLindaMay
Moreland Cooper
Atlanta Medical Center TheodoreLawrenceCallumGlennCamo PantsSonnySoamesRaymondDaniels
Sixteenth Street MusolinoBoone
Animals GypsyArrow
Zombies ClintAndrew
Alive characters appear in green. Dead charactes appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

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