Carl was born and raised in the once great country of the United States. The town he was brought up in was Benton Harbor which is located in Michigan, he was the third oldest child and parents were divorced. He was raised by his mother who worked at a local Hospital as a nurse. Carl was very close to his mother and took on the job as a combat medic in the United States Army. When the outbreak hit Carl was in the city of Chernogorsk where he manned a checkpoint with a few other men and did not leave his post for days. Finally the whole City got overrun and he had to abandon his comrades who he couldn't save. Carl is a nomad and survives off the fat of the land. He attempts to help every suffering soul he encounters even if they are bad. Carls role in this new world is to try to stitch it back up every little way he can by treating everyone in need of help no matter who they are and what they have done to him. Carl does carry a gun BUT intends on never using one ever again but then again, this world even corrupts the best.