Bernard (Bernie) Harris is a 65 year old doctor, who lived quite comfortably before the outbreak due to his profession. He has an ex-wife and one adult son, both of which he lost contact with after things went south. Right after high school, he spent 8 years in college and a few years after that in training to become a Doctor of Medicine. Starting at the age of 29, Bernie worked hard and became a well sought after surgeon. He worked the profession until he reached the age of 60, where he had saved up enough money (on top of receiving a sizable inheritance from his father's passing) to retire and be able to spend the rest of his days traveling and enjoying life. He would spend the next 3 years traveling with some old friends across America, Asia, and Europe.
In 2017, his travels ended in Chernarus, where he laid low during the early stages of outbreak. As panic struck the cities and coastal towns of Chernarus, Bernard was smart enough to know that it would be safer in the mountains where he would have to interact with less possibly infected people. He had some hunting experience from his youth, and knew well enough how to survive on his own. Bernie found an old rundown castle inland, and decided to make it his temporary home.
As the months went by, the chaos began to dim down and a new world was born. The world of the infected. Bernie regularly scanned the landscape with his binoculars, and what he saw became of the ruins of Chernarus disturbed him. Infected had taken over the cities, and it was seemingly no longer safe for loners. As Bernie gathered his supplies, he came to an ultimatum. He must find other survivors, for he was getting slower with age. The day may come where he can't fend for himself.