Deacon Bennett was born and raised on a small ranch outside of Buffalo, Wyoming. Growing up as a kid his job was to help his father take care of the ranch, raising cattle, breaking horses, cleaning up the mess they made, and making sure the grounds were kept up as well. Deacon was always a fan of old western movies, and in his free time growing up practiced all the tricks seen in spaghetti westerns we all know and love. He could spin his toy six-shooter around his finger and slam it in his holster with ease, he could fire it from his hip quick as he slammed down the hammer and relived all the movies. Little did he know later in life those skills he learned would save his life.
At the age of 18 Deacon had learned from his father all he could, ready to start his own life he moved out of his parents home. He knew how to hunt, fish, could cook fairly well, and work a ranch. Although he moved out he still worked for his father. Still in his free time he would practice his tricks with a revolver. Using a .357 he actually won some competition shoots, and turkey shoots as well.
At 24 Deacon had many failed attempts at starting a family of his own. Seeming like his life was going no where he continued to slave away for his father and do his day to day grind, he started going to bars more with some local friends he had, soon the quiet drink or two they usually had turned into wild nights of hammering down beer and whisky.
At 26 Deacon had devised a plan with his friends, tired of their day to day lives and the grind they worked they decided to take one out of the old westerns they loved to watch, they were gonna rob a bank. The job went according to plan, they made it out just fine, but one of them ratted. Deacon, afraid of the backlash and prison time fled the country on a small charter boat he paid for using some of the money. He came ashore on a beach in Chernarus, unsure of the customs, and weary of the people. He had to make a living somehow, and so he set off to start a life in this new land. That's when the outbreak happened. Deacon is unsure of what is going on, but he knows one thing, he will survive, at ALL costs.