After graduating from high school I joined the United States Army as a 74D CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, AND NUCLEAR (CBRN) SPECIALIST. I went to basic training and AIT at Fort Lenord Wood, MO and graduated in 2015. Right after I was assigned to 83rd Chemical Battalion 305TH CBRN CO 3rd Platoon "Pale Riders" station at Fort Polk, Lousiana. I was deployed to Irag due to Saddam Hussein chemicals threats to our troops. Being in MOPP gear and full battle rattle doing patrol routes on suspected chemical weapons manufacturers sites was the tough challenge I have ever experienced. After that tour, our unit was switched our with the next CBRN CO and our next tour was at Africa where we provided assist and security to UN doctors doing research for Ebola. Seeing the sick Africans how bad Ebola fucked up their body before laying to rest was the sickest thing I ever looked at. A few weeks later our unit was ordered to head back to the United States for a rapid response deployment. I was just a low-rank PFC at the time on what I heard from my leaders is that a huge outbreak broke loose in Europe and our unit along with some infantry and Marines that was the station at Utes will be heading there. Arriving at Utes base in a C130 I see chinooks and osprey loaded with marines and soldiers on stand by to fly to the Nato fleet just a few miles of the coast of Chernarus. In my head, I was thinking this is a way too much? We hop on four black hawks and landed at the equipment staging area on the USS Hornet. Our company disembarks the choppers and on the ship deck access to equipment awaits us. We all put on our kits and as I was about to put on my protective mask my SGT told me "you're not going to need that the disease isn't airborne that just going to slow you down when you have to run" He chuckles. We all finalized our gear and fall in a formation to await orders from our commander before reboarding the black hawks to head to Chernogorsk along with the other soldiers and US Marines to the Elektrozavodsk area. The commander starts his brief, Stick together and don't leave a man behind, you are going to assist Nato forces and the CDF in the evacuation of Chernarus civilians, if everything goes according to ill, see you boys back at the ship. We loaded the four black hawks and HQ and maintenance and the first two and on the other two will carry 1st and 2nd platoon. I was with a 2nd platoon. We land at the dock and we already see lines of civilians and CDF guards and UN and Nato forces just a huge clusterfuck. Our platoon got a WARNO (change of orders) to wait for extract by Marine Huey and be sent to Elektrozavodsk to reinforce the Marines. We wait at a landing zone but we see afar chaos erupts shooting begins and everyone just scram and CDF guards take positions, still no sight of the helicopter. More gunfire and the huge siren goes off, rescue and civilian helicopters are full and crowds fighting to board them but almost all the choppers are leaving and the only chopper is they Huey inbound to pick us up at the end of the dock. Civilians and other military personnel see us and started running towards us as we also see the infect trailing behind. We pop smoke and shoot warning shots but they keep coming soon the Blackhawk touchdown, we immediately board it following are armed civilians and CDF shooting at us, the pilot was hit in the chest causing the heli to spin out of control in the land. We brace for impact when we are several miles into Chernarus we crashed and I am the only survivor I ditch my ruined gear and take the dog tags of my platoon and the pilot and will continue to live for them.