Tony, born on February 27, 1991 grew up in the Los Angeles area (Pasadena, down town LA) had a rough childhood with bad role models and gang influence in his local neighborhoods. At age 16 Tony's brother Brady Emerson, was shot in a drive by (And lived) and they both decided it was time to move. They moved east to Utah, there they both finished schooling at a military academy and made up for the lost time and graduated. At age 19, Tony joined the USMC and Brady had joined the US Army (age 18).
After many deployment in the middle east and other territories around the world, Tony was tasked to a peacekeeping assignment in a country called Chernarus. When his fire team arrived at Elektrovodsk, the city was already under attack and was almost overrun, due to the confusion and chaos Tony had been split up from his squad and had to leave to the outskirts of the city to survive. A massive storm occurred and long range coms where useless, so Tony decided to leave the city and look for other US military personnel, to this day he still looks for other survivors.