Cleetus Dent was born to a poor southern family in Gunbarrel Texas. The word “Redneck” Is not enough to describe such a family. Their father, a discharged veteran who became a rancher following his discharge, was a drunken fool who mismanaged the family farm to the point of them living in poverty, barely scraping by to afford to pay for the farm. Their mother was an equally drunk woman who spent her nights in all the neighboring farm houses rolling in the hay. And of course, there was Cleetus’ brother, Clive. Clive was the only “sane” one in the Dent household. The two were close, Cleetus, being the eldest, was more protective of his younger brother, keeping his abusive drunk father away from him. The two spent most of their time together, generally shenanigating in the town, committing some questionably legal acts. To this day, Cleetus vehemently denies ever having sold his high school girlfriend for a keg of beer, and you don’t even want to know about the horse incident..
As Cleetus grew up, he began to take on more responsibility, eventually inheriting his family farm, following his parents divorce and his father's death. He made the decision to sell the land and move out of Gunbarrel. Cleetus used his money to buy himself a small apartment and develop his own life, naturally alongside his brother. Cleetus and Clive both began to enjoy hunting, naturally as rednecks do.
In the end, the two grew up as brothers, fighting, but always being together. Eventually they bonded over their shared love of hunting, using this sport to buy their way away from their family and taking part in several hunting competitions. Their goal was to be able to hunt large game. Wild cats, wolves, and hopefully even bears. Of course, they never did. Where would one find wolves or bears in Texas? This is what brought them to Chernarus, because naturally, a backwater Russian occupied country would be the only logical place to hunt bears.
This is what brought them to Chernarus.