Aleksandr Vasiliev, born in Dubrovka to Alexi and Nadia, Alek grew up in the rural setting of his small village to the west of Berezino. Alek was born to a long standing family of home schooled farmers, trading in livestock, breeding both cattle and sheep. His family owned a sizeable chunk of land to the south in which they worked, not far from the family home. Alek was an only child and through the persistence of his mother, was able to attend school in Berezino, walked to school each weekday by his mother in the early morning before returning home to help with odd jobs around the farm before bed. This instilled a strong work ethic in Alek that would go on to serve him well in adulthood. Alek was in his teens at the turn of the civil war in '09. Which saw his family home irreparably damaged during the fighting and his father killed. Alek and his mother fled the fighting and spent the remainder of the war in the south of Chernarus. At the end of the bloody civil war, Alek enlisted in the newly formed CDF, vowing to protect his now aging mother and other working class families such as his from something like this ever affecting his country again.
By the begining of 2017 Alek now had several years in service and had risen to the rank of Corporal. Alek and his platoon were briefed and tasked on July 6th 2017 and Alek and his section by the 7th were patrolling the perimeter fencing of a storage base north of Severograd, previously belonging to the Russians. He heard of a general evacuation of the local populace in the surrounding town and him and his section were given new orders to provide security of an intern camp south of Severograd. Alek awoke to screams and shouting in the early hours of the 10th, to the sound of aircraft operating in the area and explosions to the north and the sound of CDF CAP's surging north of the border. He and his men were given new direction to secure Severograd and prepare to recieve wounded from the north.
During the following days Alek heard second hand reports of walking wounded attacking civillains and livestock in the towns around Severograd, most orders from the higher echelon were recinded or contradicted hours later, leaving most ground toops in Severograd confused and unable to effectively respond. To make matters worse, shelling had begun of the surrounding area, during a foot patrol east of the major city, Alek was wounded by shrapnel from such a bombardment and was transported along with several of his colleagues to an aid station in Vybor.
Over the coming weeks Alek was held in triage whilst NATO forces, in unison with the CDF Air Force began a campaign of strikes over Chernarus whilst the rest of the CDF on the ground tried to contain the mass unrest and large scale disorder and looting across the country. By the 21st of July, Alek and what remained of his platoon had been pulled from the West over to the coastal towns to the far South as the CDF began a wide sweeping rolling retreat from the country side.
During transit, several of the vehicles carrying the wounded ended up grounded and immobile due to poor conditions on the rural roads and damage to vehicles over the past few weeks of fighting and bombing. The most serious or immobile wounded were loaded onto the remaining vehicles and retreated with the convoy. Those able to walk were lumped with hiking back after the vehicles on foot. As night fell, several of the men became seperated as they were beset by infected rolling from the forests. Alek and a few others found themselves pushed West, rather than South, where they attempted to remain alive.
Alek, still wishing to protect those unable to protect themselves now feels the burden of that responsibility more now than he ever did growing up after the Civil War, with most of his country in ruins, infrastructure demolished and with the surviving population either in hiding, or reduced to killing or abusing one another to survive, he makes his way to restablish what remnants of the CDF he can in order to try protect those he is able to.