Project T.A.H.I.T.I. is
eventually revealed to be cannibalizing the body of a dead Kree, extracting its fluids from its decomposing corpse to create the GH-series of serums which served as the resurrection mechanism for Coulson.
Now, I’m not suggesting Fury or S.H.I.E.L.D. killed the Kree to do this, but it’s pretty morbid stuff in any case.
He just may have been the equivalent of a private who died in a crash on Earth, or whatever. His life or name while alive may have been inconsequential. But though his death, his life arguably contributed to one of the most consequential events of the MCU universe:
Coulson’s resurrection from death after being killed in the first Avengers film. Who was he?