My character's name is Mason Dickson, a former farm boy from Northern Tennessee. In high school, he didn't fair to well with academics but he was an all-star athlete. Standing 6'2 and weighing about 210 at the age of 18 he played Defensive Line anywhere and everywhere. After high school, he joined the United States Army, where he decided after those six weeks at boot camp that we wanted to do something more. The next say he went to his company commander and asked for the papers for an SF (Special Forces) application. After SF school he was assigned to Foxtrot unit where he served many a missions with his team saving lives and loving every minute of it. He had been on two tours to Afghanistan and one to Iraq so he knew what fighting was about at this point.
Before the outbreak-
Before the outbreak, Gunnery Sergeant at this point was on off duty, working at Fort Bragg in North Carolina at a desk not with his men saving people. His life has slowed down by a lot and he was getting itchy, wish he was back overseas, dealing with bad guys and saving the good. But he has a Daughter, Daisy Dickson and a wife Ruth Dickson. So he did what he had to do to provide and be there form them.
How he ended up in Chernarus-
Arriving in the Fleet of NATO soldiers and personal here to provide logistical and man power support to the CDF (Chernarussian Defense Force) in the reported second week of the outbreak. Masons main goal there was to take over a unit of CDF soldiers and supporting the already existing CDF and Army soldiers in Chernogorsk. This mission would fail on the 19th of July 2017 taking heavy casualties and in the thick of hordes of the dead there was no hope, no future, nothing but death. With a strike of luck though Mason's team who were all SF soldiers knew how to get out of some pretty harry situations they went dark and got the hell out. Disobeying orders and under threat of court marshal Mason's team still respected his decisions. Pulling out was the easy part but getting out of Chernarus was a different story, as at this point most of Chernarus was in chaos now. Knowing this Mason and his team set off into the woods the find shelter and food. Tho through his journey he was the only one of the 10 other guys to make it out alive of those woods. The only thing keeping him alive is the drive to see his Wife and Daughter back in the states and know that they are safe...