Frank Luce, AKA Butch by his peers was born in the year 1989 in the state of Illinois. Following in his father's footsteps Frank began working in his family-owned butchery at a very young age, earning him the nickname "Butch". Although this offered Frank a great opportunity to join the workforce he simply wasn't satisfied and desired money on the side, he soon found himself working for a local gang the "Nomads", petty crimes such as selling drugs soon escalated as the years went on to full-blown assault, organized burglary and on one fatal night, murder. One of the leaders of the Nomad gang paid 'Butch' to shake an old meth addict for the money he owed the gang, Frank gladly accepted and was rather pleased knowing he was the first choice for this job. When Frank approached the decrepit house on the lonely street he knew something was wrong, and before Frank knew what was happening, this 'Old Man' (who in reality turned out to be a 25-year-old guy) whipped around a corner wielding a double barrel shotgun, firing off a round of shells just missing Frank, he wrestled the man to the ground, ceasing the weapon and for the first time in his life, Frank killed a man. After this incident, Butch, broken and feeling like he was too deep in the gang decided to leave in 2011. The man in charge appeared to understand but asked Frank to complete one last job before he left, claiming it would pay tremendously and even help pay for Frank's mother's medical bills.
Frank accepted the simple job, it was a drug smuggling operation to a country he could barely pronounce, a place "Near Russia" the leader told him, explaining how the Chernarussians love American cocaine, ever since their war the demand for foreign drugs had increased rapidly. Smuggling the drugs was easier than Frank thought, he managed to get past the American border security with flying colors and boarded the plane towards Chernarus with no problems. Although his luck would not continue as once the plane had landed, Frank found a dozen armed guards waiting for him Realising that this entire fiasco was a plot to get rid of Frank so he would keep quiet about the murders in the Nomad's name. He was arrested for possession of Drugs and attempted smuggling of illegal substances from foreign countries, and sentenced to 10 Years in a Chernarus Prison.
Prison life in Chernarus was hard, especially for a foreign boy like Frank who spoke 0 Russian. The Extremist Chernarussian gangs would constantly harras him, making life hell. Although Frank wasn't alone, he met another American named Jesse and they soon became close friends, watching each other's backs and keeping each other safe in this violent pit. Their friendship lasted 6 years and they became notoriously violent, the gangs who once wanted them dead simply wanted to avoid conflict with the pair. Though after a fight broke out started by Jesse in the Cafeteria led to 2 prisoner deaths, Frank, Jesse plus many of the opposing gang members were sentenced to an entire month of solitary confinement. The guards had more problems to deal with and found locking them in the pen for a month was easier than re-assessing their sentences. Although 18 days after being locked up, the terrible Virus made its outbreak. By the 25th day, most of the Prison was either dead or undead. Oblivious to the happenings around them, only understanding that their food had stopped arriving they began trying to break out, it took 5 whole days of scraping and starving before their bloodied hands and blunt cutlery broke through the decaying stone and into freedom. They escaped the prison through the sewer, avoiding the "rottens" and made it to freedom. Starving, weak and terrified the Men made their way into the wilderness in search of food, supplies, and answers