At a young age, Eric was always out of the house, be it hunting, fishing, or camping. In school, he was always reading about European history, varying from the Crusades to The Great War. But there was always one goal he had from an early age, to serve his country and make his family proud. He spent his senior year in high school training for BMT. Upon graduation he and his childhood friend Abraham Adams, by pure chance, were put in the 27th Marine Expeditionary Unit. They served their first tour to Takistan alongside their friend Xavier Sanchez. During a patrol, an Islamic extremist ran into the building they were staying in. Xavier tackled him and thusly saved the squad's life while sacrificing his own. Eric and Abraham grew closer, grieving their lost friend. They grew to resent the religion that has caused them so much pain. Years later on his deployment to Chernarus to oversee the development of the local area, the infection struck. Eric and Abraham were stationed at Elektrozadvosk and soon lost comms. Soon after they turned to god, and with the belief that their faith would prevail over evil, they abandoned their allegiance with the Corps. Now, they strive to protect their Christian interests and vow to destroy any who oppose them.