On October 6th, 1996, John McCarthy was born into a somewhat wealthy family. Born and raised in Massachusetts, John had a great childhood filled with laughter, and joy. Things began to turn south when his mother got sick when John was around the age of 15. His father began to drink and became violent and rowdy all the time, and the household slowly took a turn for the worse. John got away from it with school, friends, and sports. He played Rugby and Football in high school, and later college, where he would earn the nickname 'Clutch', for his ability to step up against adversity in dire situations. John went to Boston University to study archaeology, because he was fascinated by human history. In college he would become close with the head professor of the archaeology department, who would offer him an opportunity to go to Chernarus on a dig site in the country side. John and his fellow students, friends, and professors, were at the dig site when the world began to turn to hell. It was here that bandits came and robbed their camp. John awoke from the raid to see everyone either missing or dead, and all of their belongings in a bonfire. Now he sets out to find his friends in the country, and looks for revenge.