Born in Waco, Texas John's father was a millitary man and a role model for John all his young life. He wanted to follow in his fathers footsteps so he enlisted in the marines. He was deployed in Iraq as a infantry man (O311). His tour in Iraq was cut short when he was discharged as a result of injury from shrapnel that tore up his leg. John didn't feel accomplished enough for what he did in Iraq, nothing compared to his father. So he did the best next thing, he joined Legion Corps and was sent to Chenaurus along side the rest of the boys.