Augustus was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout his childhood, Augustus was determined to join the military and follow in his father’s footsteps as a soldier in the United States Army. Augustus had two siblings. His brother Александр (Alexander) was his adopted brother whom was adopted from Russia at the age of 6. He also had a younger sister named Caroline who he remained close to until she moved to California after high school. He attended a small private Christian Academy in his hometown through his early years of school. He played every sport that his parents would sign him up for. He was very athletic and enjoyed spending every moment of his time outdoors. In high school, he played football and baseball for his high school team all the way up until his senior year. After his graduation in 2005, he decided to enlist in the US Army as an infantryman. He spent four years in the military before being honorably discharged in 2010.
Post military life was hard for Augustus, he managed to attend college while serving in the military and obtained his associates degree in business, but he struggled finding a good job after getting out of the army. After working several odd and end jobs he decided to begin working in the repossession agency. By the year of 2013, he had already formed a successful business in the Metro Atlanta area repossessing cars. Business was good for Augustus, he employed several people to work for him. During this time, he also met the woman he would marry, Mallory.
Augustus and Mallory were married in the year of 2014. While quick, the two were deeply in love with each other and Mallory helped him with the majority of the paperwork and legal part of his business. They attempted to have children, but unfortunately Mallory learned that she was not able to have children.
In early 2017, Augustus and Mallory decided to adopt. They spent many months trying to figure everything out and getting all of the funds sorted out. It was decided that they would adopt a child from another country just as Augustus’ dad did with his brother Alex. In the summer of 2017, Augustus and Mallory decided to travel to Russia to adopt a newborn. Little did they know, this would be the end to their American dream family.
Upon arriving in Russia, Augustus knew there was something eerie going on. They planned on staying there for two weeks and treat it as a vacation before returning home with their child. Over the two week period, things started to seem off. Panic in the streets progressed, news stations broadcasting horrific news about an infection. After months of planning, they were determined to adopt, and made it clear that nothing would stop them from doing so. After things got worse, they tried to fly back to the states but the international airports were a fiasco. It was nearly impossible to get on a flight, and even if you managed to do so, they were throwing civilians off of planes for little to no reason. When things began to get worse, they made the ultimate decision to head south into Chernarus were things “appeared” to be a bit quieter. The journey through the Black Mountains were the toughest. It was so tough there were bombings and all kinds of military opposition between the two countries. Mallory sustained significant wounds through their travel and ultimately met her fate and passed away several days later. Augustus was both mentally and physically broken down into nothing. They come to Russia expecting to return home with a beautiful baby, but things took a turn for the worst.
Augustus continued to head south. He walked, hitched rides, and rode bikes. He used every means of transportation he could to get away from all of the chaos. Communication was difficult for him because he only knew a small amount of Russian that his brother taught him when they were younger. He met up with a few groups through the way, stayed at a few camps, and survived the best he could. The majority of the people were on foot, cars were not at an abundance anymore, and he began to see more and more of the infected as time went on.
Augustus refuses to give up. He stays mainly by himself, as he learned large groups of people usually are the ones targeted. If not by infected, then by other groups that wish to do them harm to steal their supplies. He has made it this far, and his seen some gritty things, but he still remains positive in hope for a future worth living again.