This is the story of James Peitzer. James was born and raised in the United States. He was born to a middle class farm family. He spent his early years helping his father on the farm. Him and his father would always find time to hunt when not working on the farm. When he grew older he found he was interested in Engineering and went to a university to study. When at the university James met a group of friends with similar interests. One friend in particular by the name of Cooper was always hanging out with James. After finishing their studies at the university James, Cooper, and some other friends decided as a celebration of finishing their studies they would take a trip to Russia together and go hunting, fishing, hiking etc. They were to spend 3 weeks in Russia. However, complications occurred 10 days before they were to head home. An outbreak of some "disease/infection" had broken out in a small country on the southern border of Russia. At first they thought nothing of it but by the time they were to leave Russia flights were being delayed and travel was getting very hard because of all the stir going on just south of where James and his friends were staying (Volgograd). They were stuck in Russia using what little resources (mainly money) to keep a roof over their heads and make it back to the US. After about 1 & 1/2 months they realized Russia was also becoming falling to the infection in nearby areas around Volgograd. James and Cooper felt that the only way they were going to get home was if they got to the sea bordering Chernarus and caught a boat; because all flights had been cancelled and roads were now a mess. James and Cooper's friends didn't agree and said traveling North towards Moscow would mean less chaos and a better chance of catching a flight. This is where the group decides to split. James and Cooper went south and The others went North. Neither group has heard from one another. James and Cooper were almost to Chernarus when a rogue group Russia troops attacked them. James suffered a bullet wound to the leg but escaped into the woods. However during the attack Cooper wasn't so lucky and was killed. James did recover and continued on and is currently somewhere is Chernarus.