Emile Eisner grew up in the rural part of Illinois. Growing up on a farm, he helped tend to animals, and to the crops too. Emile didn't go to school much, but he did enjoy reading a lot. He enjoyed mostly encyclopedias and dictionaries. One of his favorite hobbies was hunting and usually went hunting with his brother. Emile and his brother, Richard, had a pretty good relationship. They did their chores together and went on errands together. Wherever Emile's brother went, Emile followed on right behind him. When Emile was about 17, Richard had enlisted into the Marines, and soon after basic training, was deployed to the middle east. Emile worried every day and night, hoping his brother was safe and didn't get hurt in the heat of battle. Until the day came, where Emile's Father had gotten the call that his son had been killed in a firefight with insurgents. When Emile had been told about it, he was in shock. The one thing he had feared had now become a reality. Emile didn't go to school, he didn't do farm work, hunt, or read. He laid in his bed for days, staring at the wall and thinking. Why him? Why not any other soldier? Why did he have to die? Emile knew that questions weren't going to bring his brother back and sure knew that sitting and crying in his room wouldn't make a difference either. He had to get over his brothers passing and had to move on. This inspired Emile to join the Army, and become a combat medic. He served 2 tours in Afghanistan, and 1 tour in Takistan. While Emile was in Takistan, the outbreak occurred and he was separated from his unit. Knowing of friendly troops stationed in Chernarus, he made his way east.