Aki Colton was adopted from Vietnam to loving American parents when he was 10 years old. He grew up in the town of Benton Harbor in the state of Michigan. His adoptee parents had a divorce when he was 15 so after that he was raised by his mother. Lee was youngest of 4 siblings. Like his older brother named Carl he decided to join the United states Military. His brother had join the army so he decided to join the marines. When the outbreak started Lee was in the big city of Elektrozavodsk trying to assist the civilians with other marines to evacuate the city. When the living dead started to overrun the city Lee got lost from the other marines because he had lost his radio in the middle of the chaos. He couldn't find any of the other marines anywhere and he saw that the city got overrun so he decided to leave and go try to find his brothers unit in Cherno where he was deployed. Lee found his brother in Stary and they have been together living the nomad lifestyle. Aki converted to Islam after reading the Quran which gave him answers to many unanswered questions in life.