Born on the rough streets of Detroit, Luke didn't have much of a chance growing up to be a doctor, or some other professional who would make a stable and worth while source of income. Whilst he was growing up he constantly heard stories of Russian instability and the mass amounts of destruction being dealt to the tiny Black Sea state of Chernarus. Countless rebellions had occurred which eventually led to their successful uprising and takeover of the region to form the Chernorussian Republic, finally being liberated and American news stories were allowed to broadcast in the region, shortly after he had graduated high school he decided that he wanted to visit the region to help with rebuilding efforts. The Red Cross was offering free passage to the region for services in turn, Luke decided to take his chances and finally do something he felt was worth his life. When the outbreak began he spent his time avoiding people, as he knew that it would only increase his chances of getting infected and all hell had broken loose and the region had fallen into total anarchy. So he bided his time in the hills living of the land and occasionally entering villages to look for other various food.