Ben was born in Colorado and enlisted in the army at 19. He served 6 years and two tours of duty. He was wounded in action during his second deployment and was medically discharged. after His service ended He decided to travel the world using the money he saved while deployed. From Germany to Japan Ben now found himself in a small country called Chernarus. He immediately fell in love with the rolling hills, large forests and decided to buy some land for a vacation home.
The following year Ben decided to visit his Vacation home in Chernarus. Soon after landing strange things started happening. Russian planes kept flying over, military vehicles were seen more and more frequently and all flights to and from Chernarus were canceled. Turning on the news Ben saw images straight out of a horror movie, the dead back attacking the living on the streets, soldiers gunning down crowds of civilians and buring cities. the end of the world had begun. Sparing no time at all Ben grabbed what gear he had and his trusty hunting rifle and headed for the hills.
Hopping to find out what had happened Ben moved east towards the Russian boarder but was caught by a group of bandits. Ben nearly escaped with his life but was shot in the leg before gunning the 3 men down. Realizing there is nowhere left untouched by this plague He decided to head back to his cabin. When he returned home he found it nearly impossible to get anything done without drawing the infected to his home. realizing he would have to move Ben decided to fortify a old farm house in black forest.