Jessica was born in Hell Michigan to a middle class family who has old ties to the US military. growing up she always wanted to be a builder and knowing her family's history she always wanted to join the USACE (united states army corp of engineers) in school she always had a knack for history and also had a weird obsession with guns (in particular NATO based firearms) this often made her a loner but she got used to it over time. When she got to 12 years of age her father loaned her his old service sidearm to learn to shoot a old beat up USgoverment model 1911 45acp , from that day on she has always had a soft spot in her heart for the handgun. when she graduated highschool Jessica joined the army and was attached to the 29th infantry division 1st brigade 120th infantry as a rifleman and received basic medical training at this time. a decent marksman due to years of training with her father she deployed as a basic rifleman.Before the outbreak Jessica was a specialist with just over a year of service under her belt at the time of the outbreak. Her unit was deployed overseas as part of natos attempt at outreach via training programs in Ukraine assisting with the training and organization of the local forces but it didn't last long. not long into her deployment odd chatter on the radios spoke of soldiers that wouldnt die others started speaking of cannibals. Most in her unit thought it was attempts at E-warfare from the russian spetsnaz units still attempting to control the region but they would soon realize the spetsnaz were the least of there problems. things went sideways quick when the dead arrived at the training camp her unit was assigned to, Soldiers being trained to shoot center mass stood no chance as the waves of shambling corpses overtook them like some tide of putrid flesh and carnivorous teeth and after the preverbal shit hit the fan the 29th were ordered to evac at this time Jessica was held up in a watch tower seeing those she new and trusted her life with torn apart below with only the command staff being able to get out of the camp alive she was left to rot. Two days later a now starving Jessica was merely sitting in her tower waiting for the inevitable with only her sidearm left but her path would not end here. Gunshots rang out form a nearby forest and drew the undead from her camp out, seeing the opportunity she needed she quickly climbed down raided the mess for any MRES and left as quickly as she could in the opposite direction. she decided to head south east towards the evacuation route towards the Chernarus Region as her unit was suppose to evacuation VIA the sea routes there but when she arrived no body was there awaiting her either dead or already gone the evacuation was no more.Now in a foreign land she hardly recognized aside from the terrain she learned for her operations and with no place to turn to she took up drifting helping where she could but with local sentiments towards what some saw as a occupying force or even those that brought the plague of undeath to there doors she always felt the need to move on before someone found out about her past.