Romello Banks was born in Chicago, Illinois from a lower-class family, thus lived in a poverty-stricken area of the city for his entire childhood and teenage years. Romello avoided being recruited into street gangs and focused on his high school studies & extracurricular activities instead. Despite his efforts in school, he graduated with abysmal grades. Romello became interested in military service after U.S Navy & U.S Marine recruiters visited his school during his final senior week. Due to his will to make a decent living and do something purposeful with his life he decided to enlist in the Marine Corps as an Infantryman. A few years later in 2017, being deployed with the 27th MEU aboard USS Khe Sanh his unit sailed towards Chernarus to assist in the efforts against the infected. He deployed onto the island and began assisting other coalition units. After days of fighting, resupplies, reinforcements and radio contact was lost with MEU Command. Unfortunately, Romello was left behind like many other Marines, presumed to be killed-in-action by the United States Government.