My Character is Austin Merkelo, A U.S army troop Pvt. who arrived at cherno on the 17th amid the widespread infection crisis. Austin is a quiet but perceptive and thoughtful soldier. He only recently merged into his current team, not really bonding well with his companions. He and his team were assigned to cover the north eastern area of Chapaevsk to secure the perimeter for the 100 detachment of doctors who had set up camp within Chapaevsk. on the 19th a massive wave of infected rushed to cherno, Austin and his team was stationed north east of chapaevsk when they were overrun and forced to retreat north into the country side. Amid the chaos he was separated from his team only to witness their last stand within an apartment complex. he had heard of CDF forces which had retreated into the country side and since he had lost his weapon, his equipment and clothes badly damaged, he had no choice but to seek aid and survive off the land, hoping he could find any remnants of humanity deep into the forests.