born and raised in Portland Oregon, he never really had an exciting childhood alcoholic dad, missing mom fell into a bad crowd at an early age. he never really amounted to anything, running from cops, dealing drugs and ended up dropping out of school at 10th grade. he tried to get big in Portland cocaine trade but was arrested at 17 from an undercover bust, he was given two choices spend the rest of his early years in prison or join the military well he said fuck prison and joined the military in the fall of 88, at first it was hard for him but he found he enjoyed the drills and all the excitement it brought, breezing right thru boot camp and even combat medical support in little under a year and even earning him self some recommendations, he was stationed near the gulf shore, then on August 2 1990 the Gulf War broke out. he was shipped and sent to the Invasion force of Kuwait on the front line he saw how horrible war was and Ethan enjoyed it every minute of it, to record he had 67 confirmed kills in that as he said long and enjoyably year, after the gulf war ended he felt empty. returning home to that ungrateful town that tore him up, he ended up joining into an war journalist program to document the coming Iraq war, and even the Ukraine conflict, till he was sent to the small Russian state of chernarus where the ship he was traveling on was hit with a anti ship Anti-ship missile and washed up on the beach weak and with all his gear lost he has to survive this unknown land.