Gio Giacalone was born in Palermo, Sicily. Moved to the USA when he was 18. Joined the military at the age of 19 where he quickly exceeded expectations in both survival, stealth, hand to hand combat and rifles. Because of how fast he was accelerating in his training, the U.S. government transferred him to the CIA where he was trained as an international spy. In the field he erased targets making it look like natural causes or made people disappear without a trace for both good intensions and for bad reasons. Before the outbreak Gio was deployed to Yekaterinburg, Russia to do an inspection on a new biological technology Russia had been researching to develop as an attachment to a long range missile. There was reports of this biological missile being sold to a neighboring country south of Russia. Which country it was sold to was still unknown. This new technology was considered highly unstable so locating this device was of National or even global security. On the first day in Yekaterinburg Gio received an urgent message from headquarters before he could even leave the hotel room for immediate evacuation of the area and return back to U.S. soil ASAP. Confused, Gio headed to the airport to board a private plane the CSI had called in. There was a lot of unrest in the airport. Every TV had on different broadcasts about people eating people, dead coming back to life, very infectious disease, etc. Upon attempting to board the private plane is when he had his first experience of what people called the infected. The infected stormed the plane. All Gio could hear is the screams of people yelling in pain and others asking for help. Taking cover in a nearby hangar he watched the infected bite, scratch and eat the people trying to board the plane or try and escape. Gio knew he had to find another extraction point, if there was such a thing. Seeking cover from house to house he started heading southeast to Novosibirsk where he heard of a safe haven protecting people from the infected. Upon arrival the place was over run by infected. Gio watched wounded people turn into the infected. People who appeared dead starting to twitch, then begin to get up and walk around. In the last city he overheard 2 gentleman talking of a large airfield just outside of Russia in a town called Krasnostav. He knew he had to be cautious, so he began his next destination to Kransostav. Along the way Gio had developed a kind of a split personality in a way now a days after the outbreak. When he has mask, bandanna, or anything covering his face he goes into a flashback becoming that special ops soldier spy trained to monitor and eliminate enemy targets. He becomes a ghost. Quick in quick out. Looks and hunts for hostile targets who threaten innocent civilians. Sometimes he forgets the mask is on and can become this way for days and even weeks. Unless someone reminds him to remove the mask, or he looks in a mirror, touches his face, etc. he will stay in spy mode. Without the mask he is a skilled survivor and a gentleman. He loves to hunt and fish, He is a skilled craftsman and seamstress from the survivor/hunting camps his parents sent him to as a kid. If you see Gio running around with a mask on, its best you be on your best behavior because seeing him means he has been in the area for awhile for some reason.