Before the outbreak, Joshua Mudd was a nobody with no money, no education, and no future. Because of some bad decisions and run-ins with the law, Josh decided to join the military to get some direction in his life. He joined the US Army and went through basic infantry training for 2 years before he was deployed to Chernarus. He was stationed in Chernogorsk just before all hell broke loose. He watched the city burn while he vainly tried to keep order and peace. When he lost all hope, Josh decided to join a group of 4 men who planned to escape to Utes by boat. They managed to escape, but they were met by a fierce storm. The last thing Josh remembers were raging seas and high winds before banging his head, knocking him out cold. Sometime later he woke up somewhere on the coast of Chernarus with one goal in mind - escape.