Jeremiah Reznov was born in the Czech Republic, His father Johnathan Reznov was an ambassador from the united states when he met Jeremiah’s mother. She died during childbirth and Johnathan retired as a result. Although born in the Czech Republic, he was naturalized in the united states.
His father took on many different roles afterward but perished during an unstable portion of the middle east while conducting negotiations. Jeremiah Reznov, filled with rage joined the United States Marine Corps. During his time there he became an infantryman, however, his rank stagnated because of his indifference to the bureaucracy. He was never defiant, as he wanted to deploy to the Middle East, but he did not care for the little things such as administrative paperwork or online training required.
News shook the earth as the outbreak began in the summer of 2017. Many inside of his unit were apathetic to the cause, however, his section were required to respond to the area. He and his platoon saw this as “doing a job nobody wanted to do.”. When he arrived two weeks into the month of July during a massive deployment of NATO forces off of the coast of Chernarus. His goal was tasked with security for the various researchers. As the situation worsened, he was required to assist with the quelling of infected near the area of Elektrozavodsk.
The situation worsened as less and less orders came from command, fearing the worst his unit decided to link back up with other units, however, this was a costly mistake as the confusion caused forces to resort to friendly fire. Between conflicts such as these and the infected, most of his unit were annihilated.
The full bearing of loss shook Jeremiah. He lost faith in those around him, watching men he once admired quake in fear. He decided to leave while on watch for his camp they had set up one evening. He didn’t know of a direction to head, but he wanted away from them. He wanted to seek solace from his journey into the unknown reaches of the apocalypse. He believed life couldn’t just be a series of just missing death, but something more.
Jeremiah Reznov is your typical grunt utilizing terms such as “affirmative” and “Roger” instead of yes. He will coin the machismo terms as well stating “Squared Away” and “You’re a soup sandwich.”. He is not a typical Marine that believes in honor as he will sometimes make the morally ambiguous decision for his own safety. He will not make needless sacrifices and he prefers to maintain his former profession a secret, albeit the terms mentioned above give it away. He may tell people he was a construction worker or aide worker as he believes in small groups not joining a community. He is comfortable with little to no human contact as the years have sometimes been cruel to him and his mental psyche. Sometimes he may respond to people from the conversations he has inside of his head.