Forester is a 62 years old Takistan war veteran, he lived his entire life in Kamensk. Most of it, under the USSR flag. He joined the VDV when he was a teenager and ended up going to Takistan with the 345th. He retired when the soviet union fell apart, to finally became a Forester and take care of the northern woods of South Zagoria, alternating between tracking down poachers and guiding field trips. Eventually he learned the entire forest area of South Zagoria, aswell as some english from the foreign tourists.
As he grew older he started to spend more time up in the forest, specially after his only son perished in the civil war fighting for the CDF.
Being uncommunicated during the events of the 7th of July, he remained on duty during that week. On the morning of the 10th of July, the sound of jets and explosions in the distance woke him up in his cabin. As he traveled back to Kamensk he saw it being hammered by grad rockets. Without hesitation, under battery fire he went in search of his wife Anna, only to find his house empty. Aswell as the entire village, it was a ghostown.
Afraid of a new civil war, Forester tought about checking Sverograd hospital and schools in case she was taken there as a refugee. He arrived in the early hours of the 11th, only to find the city diving into chaos, gunshots and sporadic fires as he saw a large column of cars jammed trying to flee west. When he finnally aproached the hospital, at that moment he didn't understood what was going on in front of his eyes. His only hope was, that she was not in there.
Weeks and months went by, last broadcast he heard was about people coming down south trying to help. Forester went back into the woods, roaming arround South Zagoria's schools and hospitals. Keeping the flame of hope alive, that one day he will find her.