Tadao "Tad" is a Japanese-American member of the communications center, or the "ComBom", in the Graveyard under Hayden Upchurch. He died of heat stroke during the stand-off in the raid.


  • He was among the characters first revealed namelessly by Neal Shusterman on his Facebook page, where he posted about the character and asked the fans for a name to give him, but it seems that Neal eventually named the character himself.[1][2]
  • Neal Shusterman meant for him to be Chinese-American, as he stated during the Facebook search for his name.


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