The youngest child of an ex-military soldier and a housewife, Tommy Salvatore was born on May 21, 1998, in Las Vegas, United States of America. Both sets of his grandparents had emigrated to the United States from Naples, Italy. Tommy and his family moved frequently before settling on the East Side of Vegas, an area known at the time for being a family friendly neighbourhood. Given the fact that they were one of the very few Italian-Americans families that were living there, Tom had a hard time fitting in and making friends. But shortly after getting use to surroundings, he finds a group of people that wouldn't be the best for Tommy.
Tommy and his newly acquainted friends often engaged in criminal activities together, including selling pot and purse-snatching. Tommy became a neighbourhood bully with a reputation for fighting showing his skill with his hands at an early age. His father did his best to keep him away from this lifestyle, he wanted to keep his son in school and focus on his studies, eventually ending up forcing him to apply for a college spot against his will. Tommy was pissed with his father, as he never wanted to do any education because of the attitude of his friends, and would occasionally fight with his father. His father, in an attempt to help him deal with his aggressiveness, he signs Tommy up at one of the local gyms where he would start boxing which he continued to do during his entire time in Las Vegas. Eventually, it proved to be quite helpful for him, he'd stop fighting with his father, and stop being involved with fights outside in the streets, but never wanted to persue a career in boxing. He then listened to his father and went to College
During College, he developed a love for guns and hunting early on. His father often took him hunting and for target practice, teaching him how to handle a gun. By his late teens, Michael had become knowledgeable with using weapons. He'd get bad grades in school, and his father was very strict on Tommy about school life. But at the age of 18, against his will, he applies for a spot at the Las Vegas University.
Tommy then packed his bags and went on to university, where originally, he didn't want to be. Stupidly, Tommy would skip all classes but went out to look for jobs. but couldn't find anything. Then, for a very strange reason, and advert was put out for a job in Chernarus. Work in a local Bar along the coast, something different for Tommy. Moving away wouldn't be anything new, as he frequently moved.
Arriving in Chernarus, looking for accommodation, finds a lovely shack on the coast where he would spend a lot of his time in Cherno. Tommy had fitted in with the neighbour hood quite well, even though it was small. Late night after work, he was walking home from his shift, noticing that there were fire in the streets ahead, and a lot of gunfire going on, worried he ran back to his "shit" shack and just waited. Nervously, he laid his head down on the pillow, pulled a duvet across his body and went to sleep.
When Tommy woke up, he was alerted by a tremendous amount of noise, walked up to his door, and the story starts here...