Danny was raised in a long family line of military service. Since his childhood, he had been working to become a soldier like his mom and dad. One day, his father never returned home. Instead, an Army Chaplin was at his door. His mother being a strong woman, even struggled with this tragic news. At his father's funeral, the folded flag was given to him. From then on, that 16 year old felt obligated to serve his country.
At 17, he graduated high school early and signed up for the Army and volunteered for Ranger School.He then joined the 75th Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion. Like his father before him, he was at the top of his class. He led the way like an officer would. During his military career, he went to parts of a country people didn't even know America was involved with. He even participated in deployment after 9/11 in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. At age 26, his military career changed forever as he was asked to join the elites: Delta Force.
Unfortunately, his time in Delta was relatively short lived. On one assignment, he witnessed an atrocity that mentally scarred him. While on leave in a country that the government wish to not provide, he had gotten injured fighting with police while heavily intoxicated. He was shot in the pelvis that left him unable to walk. The military overlooked this unacceptable behavior and instead, for his services, he was medically discharged from the Army and returned to civilian life.
In civilian life, he struggled to move forward. He loved the Army. Everything about it. The morning PT, the military ranks, the uniform, even the reflective PT belt jokes. "I miss it all." After a tiresome rehabilitation and surgery for his hip joint to be replaced by a mechanical one, he applied for a Mercenary group to become an agent. They accepted him pretty quickly and soon enough he was already flying up the ranks. At age 33, he was given another job. His mission was to make his way to Sochi onboard a cargo vessel called the "MV Dragoneer". From Sochi, he would make his way to Chernarus and join the security detail at the labs and await instructions upon his arrival.
Danny became part of the civilian security detail for the vessel itself. The security team wasn't aware of his mission but they did know that he would not be returning on their vessel when they departed Sochi. But things didn't go as planned. When they arrived at the Canal of Istanbul, Danny used his hidden satellite phone to relay the information to the company. His orders were changed: "Find out what happened and bring back any information you can and evidence. You will be reward handsomely for your work." Driven by money and his own curiosity, Danny remained with the crew. When the vessel ran aground off the coast of Chernarus, Danny remained on board the vessel. A group of 3 went on a Dingy to the shore to get help. After a few days, Danny knew something was wrong. At the very most, it would have taken a day for them to receive communication, even by boat. After a week of being marooned on a rock in the Green Sea, the ship broke free but was taking on water. The vessel made there way quickly to the shores of Chernarus and beached themselves on the shore near a light house north of the town of Chernogorsik. The ship broke in half as it drifted side ways into the shore. Many of the crew were injured and some were killed.
As Danny did his duty, helping the crew and tending to the injured, using his military training, they came under attack by people that night. A large group of people but pale with milky eyes and screaming like an animal on rabies, ran, sprinted into the damaged vessel and began attacking the wounded and living. People were gored by the inhuman attacks and Danny immediately attempted to fight them off. There were too many. Danny grabbed his gear and ran. He ran in a direction and didn't stop running until the screams of the pale ravenous people were no longer heard. He had ran so far and so deep in the woods, he even forgot where he came from. During the chaos, he lost his satellite phone. His last orders were to find out what was going on and what caused this mob of deranged cannibals. He also seeks a way to get into communication with his company. He has the skills to survive, but no training prepared him for Chernarus.