A US marine and aboat pilot whose accent is thick with southern accent and wore a cowboy hat he is called manager by serena and also seems to be scared of her. He is a cowardly man when faced with danger but acts rowdy when on the boat as the others shoot down infected. He played minor role by accompanying Nate during evac from U.S. outpost and mansion. He went missing after his boat crashed ashore. Nate then encounters him again in the temples as he is being dragged by infected. Nate then witnesses him being thrown from a ledge while screaming and he falls into the grasps of the infected below. Vaughn's corpse is then seen at the bottom of the ledge being ripped apart by infected while many others start comming for Nate.