Travis "Claws" Walker is the ASL of Team Kitty at the beginning of the novel Spots the Space Marine: a young man in his early twenties, with short short sandy hair, hazel eyes, and a faded tan. He has an accent which is variously Southern, Midwestern, and fake-folksy/farmery.
Shield color: Blue.
Father was enlisted Army, killed in action, leaving his mother to raise him and his younger brother alone. His younger brother went into the Army as an officer right out of high school; Claws went to college, but quit to join the Marines when the war started looking bad.