When first signs of outbreak were reported Garrett, callsign "Wolf", was deployed in Afghanistan. Most of the US and Europe were considered dead zones where no airfare was in service. In an attempt to return home Garrett's unit decided to cross through Russia to reach Alaska where a northern base was radioed to be the nearest friendly holdout position. As zombies, disease, and raiding groups took lives from the unit what the biggest blow was ended up being the radio reports. The US was compromised. There was no going home. While traveling through Chernarus one of the factions there ambushed the last hold out of Garrett's unit. Without the supplies to fight back the unit fled in every direction. Having lost all his supplies, allies, and hope for returning to a normal life, Garrett now bunkers down in an unknown countryside.