Grayson Dean is a now ex, military journalist. He grew up in the mid-west United States with one other sibling named Luke. His father and mother (charles, sylvia) raised them. All of his life he was taught by his father to never give up, to never back down from any challenges that faced him. He was a straight A, to occasional B+ student all through his elementary, middle, and high school career. Grayson graduated high school with a 3.9 GPA and with honors in all core classes and foreign language. He was an outgoing person during school and most everyone knew who he was. He was involved in the football team, and lacrosse team. Grayson's father Charles was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during vietnam, and this caused his father to structure his family greatly. Grayson knows how to defend himself, but is a very conservative, un-confrontational person. He does not get involved in conflict with others unless completely necessary. After graduating with a masters degree in journalism, communication and publications from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio Grayson joins the U.S. Marines aspiring to be a military journalist. This is during the time the conflict in Chernarus is happening. Grayson is stationed in Chernarus during the contamination and overrun of the apocolypse, and is forced to survive without knowing what the hell is going on with the rest of the world, contact with his family, etc.