Richard "Dynamite" Starkley is a 27-year-old field medic for the US Army. He is from Boston, Massachusetts, and has one son from a past relationship. He has been enlisted in the army since he graduated high school in 2010. Richard had done 3 tours in the middle east before being deployed to Chernogorsk as a part of the CDF reinforcements.
The night the plane crashed into the hotel, Richard joined the CDF in their search and rescue efforts. He used his medical training to aid the wounded survivors. Day by day, the other medics escaped from the city until Richard was the only medic looking over the remaining victims. Over the next few days, those he was looking after either passed away or healed enough to depart into the world until he was left with one patient. With supplies running low and the number of infected increasing rapidly, Richard was forced to make the choice that would haunt him the rest of his life. He chose to take a few supplies and leave his remaining patient who was still unable to travel.