A former soldier of the CDF, Radek once had pride in his country and in turn its systems. Serving in the military gave him confidence, might and strength. It built him up, but ultimately it tore him down. During the 2009 civil war with the Chedaki, Radek and his friend (both serving in the same regiment) were held captive. Radek was forced to bare witness to his friend's brutal and savage murder. In a fit of rage, his friend was beaten over the head numerous times. Where he once server the CDF, it seemed they would not serve him and his needs. He was abandoned in the camp, left as a Chedaki prisoner and pretty much instantly declared K.I.A.
Radek felt alone, abandoned by the thing he had most. It broke him down, tore his mind apart. His faith in his country, the constitution and the military had failed him. His mind looked elsewhere, and once the world started to crumble he found a sudden release. He was no longer bound by societal norms, legislation or anything that resembled a country. He was free.
After months into the infection, a group calling themselves the "tinheads" found him, lead by Bogdan. An almost primitive style group, but it had one fundamental aspect that fit now more than ever: Survival of the strongest. They would pillage, raid, torture as they saw fit. Plundering each city that they passed, it was perfect for him. It wasn't easy though, raiders aren't easy to impress. Another Chernarussian member of the "tinheads", Bronislav, started a fight with him, for no reason other than fun. He wanted to prove his worth to the group. However Radek, with his military physique and training easily overpowered him, forcing him to the ground, the group watching above.
It was a one-on-one battle, Radek bludgeoning his head in repeatedly, cracking it open. Blood spurted over "Buzzo's" boots. It was an entertaining fight for them, even one of their own dying could be a thrill to watch. Seeing the potential in Radek they took him in. A lawless, relentless man is a powerful tool. Radek was never overly loud, choosing actions to speak louder than his own words.