Growing up in a broken home , john knew nothing but pain and abuse his father beat him and his mother constantly , which eventually led to him going to a foster home after his mother had enough and snapped killing her husband Eric Miller , Sarah was sent to prison for life for the murder of Johns Father , so he spent most of his kid life in a foster home and was never really adopted by any family. he also was bullied in school with very little friends , but i suppose this only prepared him for how much life gets worse as an adult. at the age of 20 he got his first job working as a dishwasher. his boss of course was a major D head but he needed the money. but people can only deal with so much , so after a year of working at the diner he got a job in construction helping working on houses and what not and made some ok money. but of course the people around him were jerks and just all around ignorant people. he worked there until 2009 when he had quit and thought about moving or maybe even leaving the country. then came 2010 he had thought long and hard about moving to a place that was just kinda getting a buzz due to tourism "Chernarus" he figured coming here he could find a new life , start new , meet new people , you know a clean slate. he came here with the intentions of finding work in construction but ended up getting into the gas industry. "Chernarus" had lots of its own problems though specially after the civil war that ended in 2009. so he kinda kept to himself and did his best to stay away from people all together. and that is how john miller found himself at where the infection got a running head start for the world.