I am Anthony Smith. I was born in the USA, and i grew up, hunting animals with my father, and generally living an average, southern USA lifestyle. I always loved the idea of experiencing another culture in more than just a touristy way. My best friend throughout highschool, named Rad, was of Cernarussian descent, and therefore, when i asked him where i should go for college, he suggested Russia so i could also visit Chernarus. Hell, before meeting Rad, i didnt even know Chernarus was a country, and i sure as heck didnt think i would consider going there for leisure. However, by the time senior year came around, i had been denied by every college i applied to, and i was down to one option. Platov South Russian State Polytechnic University, and, a week after i lost all hope, they accepted my application. It took some time to get used to, but i eventually was comfortable with living in a foreign country. All my classes were taught in English, so there was no reason to learn Russian, and i easily made friends that i trusted. By the end of my first year, i had a decent GPA, and i felt that i was ready to take a nice vacation in Chernarus, although it was a war-torn country, it still had a charm to it. I booked a hotel room in Chernogorsk and arrived on July 6th 2016. Little did i know, after just one day of fun, the 7th was the start of something awful. The infection. On the 11th of October, after i had heard more about the infection from the locals, i heard on the radio from the Chernarus officials that it was advised that civilians stay inside. So, i listened, i didnt want to die! However, looking back, this probably wasnt the best choice, as from that point on, i have been stuck here. After staying in my hotel room and stealing the food from the other abandoned rooms for a while, i left the hotel for the first time, and out of blind luck, that was the day that the plane hit the hotel. So, with my temporary base gone, i had to find somewhere else to go, and i found a perfect spot, up in the hills above chernogorsk, where i am writing this from now, in my makeshift camp, trying to survive with my limited skills and will to return home.