Hank was Born in Austin, Texas to a farming family. He was raised on the family farm, He learned from a very young age how to hunt/fish and basic survival tactics.His family was broken being an only kid with a drunk dad and a heartbroken mother he learned to stay out of peoples business, focusing on himself. his grandpa Burt Cecil was the only person he ever really trusted talking to him a lot over the phone in chernarus. Hank was a very average student spending most of his time in the woods hunting and hiding from his broken home. after high school realizing the family farm wasn't the life meant for him he decided to go to the only person he trusted Burt. He packed his things and moved to chernarus with his grandpa. His grandpa was happy to pay for the ticket so he could finally have someone help him with his cabin. burt lived in a cabin west of zelenogorsk foraging and hunting for all his needs. all his news came from his weekly trips into zelenogorsk. Hank got to Burts cabin and started to finally feel at home when all of a sudden bombing started happening on zelenogorsk. Hank had no idea what was happening due to him and burt being in isolation for 2 weeks. burt not wanting to go to town the previous week meant hank had no news on current events. shortly after bombing had stoped hank decided to check out zelenogorsk and ask what had happened. it didnt take long for hank to figure out how dire the situation was. hank returned home and staying in the cabin for months to come only leaving to hunt and scavenge for everything they needed. Hank was Hoping things would cool down and the government would sort things out. every so often survivors would come through updating Hank and Burt on what was happening in the country. They would share a drink and some food and send them on there way. eventually Hank decided he couldn't hold up in this Grandpas cabin forever knowing there were survivors out there and started to Explore the dangerous lands of chernarus. only stopping by the cabin every few weeks to see his grandfather.