William Zokk AKA David Howitz, was born in the United States of America in the State of Oregon. He grew up with his mother Julia Howitz as a only child. He only knew his mom due to his father walking out on Julia during her pregnancy. The family lived in a small cabin in the middle of Hells Canyon in Oregon, they lived off the land in secrecy to the public eye. David was well aware of the outside world at a very early age and was a very keen learner. Julia who noticed this behavior from David and kept a close eye on him during his upbringing but when David turn 16 his mother started to become ill and he did his best to keep her alive with his limited knowledge of herbal medicine. In a desperate move to keep his mother alive he ventures out into the nearest town to find a doctor that could help him. Ultimately he was too late and the only family member he knew passed away when he returned home.
After his mother's passing, he locked the cabin he once lived in with the corpse of her mother lying peacefully in her bed. The next two years he spent going in and out of the forest and into town bartering and trading with the locals goods and his services. One day he finds himself to meet a military personnel named Bill, they become good friends and Bill would often join David on hunting trips with him. One day Bill wasn't home and when David came to Bill's wife and asked what happened Bill's wife with a sadness with her face informs David of Bill dying in the line of combat.
The next year was rough for David but it was a productive year as well for him. After mourning the lost of his friend, David decided to enroll into the military though his mind has become skewed as he enrolled only to avenge Bill and not to serve. This became more prominent once he was deployed for combat. Reports came into david about his over aggression, his lack of care/awareness for the civilians that around enemy encampments and so on. This behaviour didn't seem to stop even with therapists and doctors talking with David. Seeing no hope for David the United States issued a Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD) discharge.
Before David Howitz was discharged however the military officer in charge of discharging him was killed that night. David was put under investigation immediately but little evidence was found that could help his case. In a desperate measure and fear of being jailed David escapes the Military Base he was stationed at and flees to Chernarus. Since then, he went under the identity of William Zokk, a black market arms dealer. On the day the outbreak happened and unfolded in front of him, he went into hiding in the forest of Chernarus, hunting and gathering like he did before when he was growing up. Now William has returned to the more populated area of Chernarus in hopes to make a life of himself outside the forest.