Joe was born in Poland to a politician father and a stay at home mother, in 1976. At the age of 6, the communists murdered Joe's father because he wouldn't give in to their demands, and his politics didn't align. After his mother found out, she freaked out and did everything she could to flee the communists, as she knew they had a vendetta and they could target the entire family. She knew she had to flee Poland, her homeland. She had no idea where to go. She knew her husband had business ties in Chernarus, so she went there. After 5 years, Joe's mother died in a car accident right outside of Elektro. Years later, Joe dives deep into what happened to his father. He finds the names of who killed him, and decided to hunt them down himself. Joe went to the border of Chernarus to make his way to Poland. Joe knew this wouldn't be easy and would need to travel through multiple countries. When Joe finally got to the border, he was stopped. There was a huge military presence and there were guys in HAZMAT suits. Joe turned around and headed to Chernogorsk. Just as he began to see the city, he say a bright flash and a plume of smoke. A plane crashed into Cherno's biggest building! Joe rushed into Chernogorsk but stopped instantly when he saw a man being eaten alive by a cannibal on the street. Joe ran into the woods away from the carnage and hasn't yet figured out if that was real or if it was all in his mind.