Born and raised in a war torn northern country, ruined by economic and political sanctions with little to no positive opportunities for development provided by the decimated marionette government put in place by the victors of the previous war, before the apocalypse. His upbringing in these conditions made him cold and relentlessly determined to reach his goals, whatever he wanted them to be. He excelled what little schooling he was provided, as he recognised this as one of very few paths to having a worthy future.
The second military campaign involving his country started when he was just starting his aviation studies in university. They of course were cut short as soon as his university was shelled and pretty much flattened by heavy artillery fire. Soon Wolfram was drafted into what remained of the armed forces of his country and he did a good job as a soldier, though nothing spectacular. All he wanted was to go back to his daily quiet life and his studies. The loss of this opportunity hit him hard. about as hard as the carpet bombing of the city his company was in which ended his military career. After a couple of years the war ended and he was out of luck. No opportunities or hope provided to him by the defeated nation. He had but his determination to rely on now.
When the waves of the apocalypse started washing over the world, with news of the horrors spreading like wildfire, causing panic and widespread lockdown of entire countries and states, Wolfram found himself stranded in the lower Chernarus region where he was studying and gathering support for a transnational political movement promoting his home country's rights and bringing attention to the betrayal it had seen from it's so called allies. This disruption had him on the edge of sanity as a person can only meet so much defeat and resistance before it has consequences for anyone's psyche. Relentlessly determined as always, the goals soon shifted to pure survival, enduring psychological anguish, and sometimes the comradery and leadership of small groups of fellow survivors.