I was one of many US Marines tasked to hold Elektrozavodsk during this outbreak. Before this all started, I grew up in a small town called Rocheport Missouri I was an highschool athlete I graduated joined the marines and married my highschool sweet heart Anne Miller. When I graduated from the Marines I was sent to a Marine Base in Hawaii for further training. My wife moved with me as well it was a nice change of scenery for the both of us. On July 15th 2017 we received the news that we dreaded to hear, we we're being deployed they wouldn't tell us when or where. My wife and I both knew this was coming eventually but it still broke my heart to tell her. I took my time getting home, I walk through the door and my wife was sitting there as beautiful as ever with a big smile on her face. She was always glad to see me but this time more than usual. I hugged her and kissed her like it was my last chance to, since I was never overly affectionate like that she knew something was up. I told her the news, she collapsed into my arms and cried. As I was wiping the tears off her face and telling her "Its gonna be alright darlin, I will see you again I'm not gonna be gone forever." She slowly looked up at me and said "I'm pregnant." I collapsed into my chair with her and started crying too.
July 16th 2017, We were woken up by sirens and were told to get equipped and meet at the docks. My squad and I got on a ship called the USS DAVIS. On board we were briefed on the situation happening in Chernarus, we were tasked to hold a town called Elektrozavodsk. July 17th 2017, we arrived in Elektrozavodsk, my squad of 8 was tasked with holding the north side. We arrived on the north side and took up positions, we fought and fought but eventually ran out of ammo, we had to retreat. While retreating back to the ships my squad mate Jeff Belcher was swarmed by those things, I ran back to help but there was nothing I could do. I was then split up from my squad not knowing where to go I took shelter in the closest building and I've been waiting here for two days surviving on MREs. I'm down to my last meal and last bottle of water, but things are clearing up outside so this might be my only chance to get out of this hell hole. I will leave this journal here and to whoever finds this get this to my wife Anne Holt.
Anne I love you and I will always be with you. Tell our child Daddys always watching over you two.