I was born as Gatson 'Sketeeterbolt' Jackson in 1984 in a small town in southern Florida. My childhood was pretty normal for a lower-middle-class child. After graduating high school I enlisted in the US Army as a Military Police Officer where he has served continuously since 2002. I have bounced around from duty station to duty station in the US and participated in a couple of combat deployments. In late 2015 I met the woman I wanted to marry, Violet. After a short courtship, we got married in a small ceremony and have been happy ever since. I was transferred to Turkey in 2016 shortly before the outbreak and Violet accompanied me. At the onset of the outbreak, I was deployed to a support position behind the front lines to help with evacuations. Around 2 days into the operation when the infected overran Chernogorsk, I was forced to retreat, with most of the forces being scattered. I began scavenging what he could from nearby farms and hunting animals to survive. I immediately began searching for my wife, whom I wrote to the day after arriving; asking her to come to the area to visit. With no reply forthcoming from her; I continue my search, confident in her abilities to survive so we can be reunited. I am usually evenly tempered, but will not hesitate to use force when necessary to defend myself or a perceived innocent. I am adept at hunting and fighting and have a lot of military operations and combat knowledge. While typically a loaner, I'm not afraid to join up with others to accomplish goals or gather supplies, however, I prefer small groups.
Day 700: Nearly two years into the outbreak and I am still searching for my wife. I have been nearly everywhere in this godforsaken country and still have not seen nor heard from her. Every other survivor I talk to has not seen her, I am beginning to lose hope that she survived the outbreak. I am seriously pondering what the point is in continuing this futile search, but there is no way I can give up on her. I am forcing myself to keep moving around due to the various bandit groups about, I sincerely hope she has not been abducted by one of them.
Day 724: Today was a rough day. I traveled on foot from Elektro to Severograd, instead of just going straight there I took the coast west and then cut across near the North West Airfield. I stopped at several checkpoints and makeshift military campsites along the way trying to scavenge some supplied that I am familiar with, but the best I could come up with is a KA-M, I suppose it will suffice but would much prefer my M4. I found a decent place to sleep in an old hunters camp, it has enough supplies to keep me stable for a while. I ran into another survivor, an older hunter who had been camping out in the same area, he was quite friendly and we hit it off pretty good, deciding to work together to survive. It's nice having someone else to talk to.
Day 726: Today was a great day! I was out scavenging for supplies in Gvozdno when I heard a call on the radio that a woman was being chased by wolves. I had to listen to the transmission for several minutes as the voice sounded very familiar. I could hear the howls and snarls of the wolves in the background as the voice said they had hidden in a trailer along the roadside not far south of the city. I keyed up the radio and told her to hang tight. I made my way there, arriving in the middle of the night. The wolves had moved on and were not around, I asked the woman to come out of the trailer and that the area was clear. Then she appeared, MY WIFE!! I was so excited that she had survived and that we were finally reunited. My morale has been restored and I now have something to look forward to.
Day 729: We have found a quiet place to settle down a bit and ran into a couple new survivors who decided to join us. We have began to fortify the area and stockpile some needed supplies. Things are starting to look up now, hopefully we can get some more people together and start a community where we have some safety and piece of mind. I also found an abandoned car today while out scavenging. I was lucky enough to be able to find some spare parts lying about and got it running, hopefully this will make some of our scavenging runs easier.
Day 736: The walls are nearly completed and we have a couple watchtowers up. Sam hasn't been around in a couple days, I hope he is okay. We are continuing to work around the clock to get everything comfortable. We ran into a few Chernorusians today while out and about and they offered us a deal. It was a pretty uncomfortable situation but I think it went okay. We are looking forward to the days ahead and hoping that we can get some more people to join us and help out with the day to day.