Chet was never the smartest guy, He always preferred to use his muscle instead of his brain, but he had a good heart. He grew up in Mississippi, USA, and he dropped out of high school in 1991 when he was 17 and got married in 1998 when he was 24 years old. Chet loved to hike and explore the outdoors. He and his wife, Louise didn't have much money, but they loved each other, and all they needed was a pair of hiking boots and a place to hike. They were happily married for 6 years, until tragedy struck on march 16th, 2004.
Chet was working an under the table construction job when he got a phone call from an unknown number. It was a hospital telling him that his wife had been hit by a car and was in critical condition at a local hospital. He made it there just in time to see his wife in her final moments. She told him that she loved him and that he had a good heart, and that she wanted him to use it for good.
The next couple years after his wife's death were hard on Chet. He was poor, depressed and had no goals or aspirations. All he had were those last words from his wife telling him to use his heart for good and to help people. One night, on June 20th 2006, Chet saw a story on the News about a small country called Chernarus that was in the throes of a civil war. He saw images of towns burning, children in hospital tents and innocent people in need.
That news story changed Chet's life. The next day, he pooled together all of his money and bought a one way ticket to Turkey. When he arrived in the country, he met up with a humanitarian group that was looking for members. Chet volunteered for a dangerous position that would require him to hike across miles of hazardous forests, farm land and battlefields in order to transport food and medicine to people in need across the country of Chernarus. Chet never killed anyone, and he never failed to make a delivery. When times were tough, he thought of what his wife told him before she died, and that pushed him forward.
When the civil war ended in 2009, Chet stayed in Chernarus to help the communities around the country recover. He didn't accept much pay, he was happy making the trips back and forth across the small country in exchange for food and a place to stay when he needed it. He did this for years, until July of 2017 when he heard news of bombings on the northern border and reports of ravenous people attacking others and killing them with their bare hands.
Chet started his hike up north, knowing that whatever was happening up there on the border, people would need his help. After he finished the 3 day hike, he found a border town called Petrovka. The town was dead. No one living in sight, cars left on the street, buildings burned, dead bodies strewn the roads; it was a nightmare. Chet walked around for a while, horrified by what he saw until he came across what he thought was a living child.
He was wrong. The child had death in his eyes. It ran at him in a full sprint, its jaw hanging open only by one side, the other had been smashed apart with some blunt weapon. The child lunged at Chet, attempting to bite him. Before it could, a baseball bat shattered it's skull, stopping it dead in it's tracks. Standing above him was a real living man, holding a bat. Chet recognized the man from years ago, he was the father of a family he had helped during the war.
The man had recognized Chet too, and he invited him to his house, which he had secured, and explained the events of the last 3 days to him. Chet listened on a radio over the course of 2 weeks as the stories of ravenous people eating each other spread across the world. He listened until one day, every station had gone silent. As far as he and the man who had saved him knew, the world was dead.
Suddenly the radio burst to life and he heard a voice through the static. It was a woman, she sounded scared, and she said that she and her family were in a shelter in Zelenogorsk but that the people there needed medicine. The man who had saved Chet told him that he had no plans to leave his childhood home, and that he had enough medicine to give to Chet as payment for his help years before. Chet took his offer, and began doing what he did best, walking across the country, avoiding danger, and trying to help people. All the while, his wife's dying words echoing in his head.