Lucas was born in rural Nebraska where he lived all his life up until he graduated high school. He helped out on his father's farm all while maintaining decent grades in school. He was always a good shot throughout his whole life, he kept vermin off the family farm and went to shooting competitions usually scoring pretty high. He was always a hardass and never listened to anyone when he thinks he's right. When he enlisted in the army at 19 he only lasted a year due to him not listening to orders. Following that he saved up money for 2 years and decided to be a Freelancing military operator. Due to his skill with basically any weapon he was given he made a good living in the contractor business. His ways could be questionable at times because he would do anything and everything to complete his missions. If it got him money, he would do it. He also met a girl by the name of Paige in the business, she was a fierce bounty hunter. They met when they both took a contract from the US government to hunt down a terrorist leader. Following the mission Lucas asked her out on a date and she would end up becoming his wife. About a year before the outbreak began he and his wife moved to Chernarus to look for more business opportunities on foreign soil. After about 3 months of not getting any contracts, Paige and Lucas decided to just settle down for a little bit and treat this as a "vacation." They lived peacefully in Severograd up until the outbreak. The Russians had started shelling Severograd and the area around it and Paige and Lucas decided it was time to leave. While they were packing their bags on the early morning of the 11th they heard Chaos in the streets. Lucas grabbed his gun and went outside to investigate. He went down the road to the hospital and saw the Chaos and started running back to get Paige. When he got back an infected had broke into the house and was tearing her up. He shot the thing and ran over to her aid. He had remotely no medical knowledge and didn't know what to do. He held her in his arms while he tried desperately to save here but it was not enough. She died inside his arms and he never ever forgave himself for her death. He grabbed his gear and a few mementos and left, knowing his wife would want him to survive. He headed down towards Grishino and held out in the woods there for several days by living off the land. On the first night, while mourning his wife's death he carved her name into his forearm with his knife, wanting to never forget what had happened. He knew the infected were moving all around him and just stayed hidden in the woods to avoid detection. When he decided to leave he found Chernarus in ruins, with not a soul to be seen. He feared for the worst for the rest of the world and decided he would stay in Chernarus, not wanting to leave because of his wife. He has survived up until this point, doing good and bad to survive, essentially whatever it takes. And anyone who encounters him, best hope he's in a good mood or risk their life.