Born to a family of Polish immigrants, Wojtek always stood out from the crowd. He grew up in the outer boroughs of Cleveland, Ohio. He wasn't the best student, but always seemed to be able to hold the attention of the room, if he so desired. Wojtek's class mates struggled to pronounce his given name, and many stuck to using his middle name in lieu of trying to pronounce Polish. Thus Wojtek usually went by the moniker "Charlie" unless it was being written on official documentation.
Wojtek was constantly working odd jobs to make ends meet. He got street smart hanging out with the other kids and had a fairly normal upbringing as a middle class kid in the US of A.
He learned Polish from his parents growing up and wanted to experience the culture of his forefathers. He moved to Poland in 2016 to work a bouncer job, exploring the country during the day and working the nights.
One night he got into an argument with a patron trying to get in to the bar, it quickly devolved into a fight and Wojtek pushed the man to the ground, the man hit his head on the curb of the street and died.
Wojtek panicked and ran, fearing jail time. He went to a local airport and grabbed the cheapest tickets to a relatively faraway country.
He picked Chernarus.
For the next little while he scrapped by, earning small time cash here and there. He also gained passing knowledge of the local languages.
For a while he believed this would be his life. Just barely scraping by to earn enough to get a ticket home.
Then the world ended.