After the Agency Fighters destroy the C-130 Transport, he along with other surviving CBDC agents parachute down into the Rocky Mountains. He is found along with John Ramirez inside of a cave, where Gabe is searching for Jason Chance (to obtain his Transponder Locator). Eschelman tells Gabe he's just up ahead and Gabe warns him to be careful in this cave.
Once Gabe receives the Transponder Locator, Spookies begin parachuting into the mountains. After Gabe kills one of them, he makes his way back into the cave where Eschelman and Ramirez are waiting. Eschelman, ignoring the previous warning by Gabe, begins firing his M-16 at a Spook who appears firing his M-79 Grenade Launcher into the cave. The blast causes the cave to collapse with Gabe and Ramirez managing to escape, however Eschelman is caught under the rubble. Ramirez tries to see if he can hear Eschelman by calling out his name but Gabe tells him it's too late, keeping him under control despite his waning emotional state.