Born into an impoverished family in the old soviet apartments on the outskirts of Volgograd, Dragoslav was dealt a bad hand from the day he took his first breath. Not long after his birth Dragoslav’s father passed away leaving only his mother to look after both him and his older brother Darko. Dragoslav’s older brother tried to help his mother support the family as much as he could, but in the end after Dragoslav’s 13th birthday his mother took her own life in the Volga river. At this point Dragoslav’s older brother went off to join the Russian federation ground forces and Dragoslav was put into foster care. Being one of the older children at the orphanage no family chose to adopt Dragoslav, as at this point he was considered “damaged goods”. Due to this feeling of constant rejection and failure Dragoslav began to hang around with the local gang around his orphanage which tended to prey on the older orphans to do their drug running. At age 15 Dragoslav dropped out of school and started to roll with his gang full time committing petty crimes such as drug running and pick pocketing tourists visiting the city. By the age of 22 Dragoslav had zero life prospects and essentially accepted the fact that conducting petty crime would be his life for the foreseeable future. This was until Dragoslav received a message from Drako who wanted to meet with Dragoslav, reluctantly Dragoslav agreed and decided to meet his brother at a local park. During this meeting Dragoslav and Darko discussed their lives after their mother had passed, it became clear to Dragoslav that his brother had actually achieved something with his life while he was just wasting it away. It didn’t take long for Darko to convince his younger brother to sign up and enlist into the ground forces. Thus Dragoslav’s military career began.
After joining the military Dragoslav immediately felt he was out of his depth as he had never had any form of structure or discipline in his life up until this point. Due to him being older than the rest of the recruits this made him an easy target for the officers, thus he was belittled almost everyday during the first few months of his recruitment. However Dragoslav persevered and stuck with the program to ensure he would not slip back into his old ways. As training went on he began to see how some of the NCOs would lead their men and Dragoslav was inspired to try and follow in their footsteps. Once he had completed training Dragoslav was assigned to the 320th motor rifle battalion in South Zagoria as a basic rifleman. However Dragoslav hoped that in the field he could prove that he was more than capable of leading.
Within South Zagoria Dragoslav was posted in the town of Zelenogorsk, during his initial time here it was relatively quiet with not much violence in the general area. This was until the infection and unrest began to spread in the region. Being posted in Zelenogorsk - a fairly populated town in South Zagoria - Dragoslav’s unit was hit hard. However just before breaking point they got the call he was hoping for. To pull back and regroup.