Danny was raised in a long family line of military service. Since his childhood, he had been working to become a soldier like his mother and father. One day, his father never returned home. Instead, an Army Chaplin was at his door. His mother being a strong woman, former Israeli army, 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 enlisted into the Army, after basic training and airborne school he volunteered for ranger school training. He then joined the 75th Infantry Regiment 2nd 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 countries people didn't even know America was involved with.
On one assignment, he witnessed an atrocity that mentally scarred him. During the operation he was attached to a local security force helping move a large group of civilians from a hot zone. Near the end of the mission the convoy was ambushed, he and the security managed to push back the enemy but took heavy casaulties. Danny losing two of his closest friends during the firefight, but before victor was achieved the enemy launched white phosphorous. But not against Danny and the secruity force, but onto the civilians. It was a massacre none of the civilians survived and only a few of the security force aswell as Danny and the remainder of his squad. During the exfiltration Danny took a round in the pelvis that did heavy damage to his hip and femur joint temporarily leaving him unable to walk. After this he was sent home on medical leave until eventually being honorably discharged from the U.S Army.
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 with an artificial one he signed onto a Private Military Company as an operator. 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 three 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.