Richard Willis is an American citizen born and raised in the state of Tennessee. As a child Richard grew up on his parents’ farm, helping his father with the hard work. Richard is husband to his wife Helen whilst also being a loving father to his 6 year old Billy. Richard spends most of his time at his office desks sorting out insurance papers, but when he gets home to family he eases his mind by taking Billy out hunting. He finds the wind whistling in the leaves calming and there he finds it unusually soothing when drawing his final breath before pulling the trigger.
Before the apocalyptic outbreak had begun, Richard had gotten the opportunity to take a business trip to Russia for 2 weeks with one not so fortunate stopover at Chernarus. He had said his goodbyes to the family before traveling abroad, his wife wasn't too keen on him travelling so far away and for so long. When he arrived at Chernarus, the first red flag appeared. Every flight had been cancelled for the day and rescheduled to the following day. Richard also seemed to notice the unusual high of military presence in what seemed a rural and peaceful region. Richard had been escorted from the airport to the hotel in Chernogorsk where he was given a free night as compensation. It was later that day that Richard faced the harsh new apocalyptic world. The bus had been pulled over at a military checkpoint along the way, they required to inspect every passager. During the inspection hell had let loose when civilians suddenly began to assault the checkpoint with no care for their life. With rabid and brutish behaviour, Richard watched in horror as the military personnel tried to retaliate before being torn from limb to limb. As the passagers began flee into the wilderness, he finally snapped out of it, he too fared out into the wilderness. With nothing, but his days spend out hunting in the forests and his determination to get back safe to his wife and kid, Richard will stop at nothing to survive in these harsh conditions.