Born in rural Indiana, I finished school and enlisted in the military . It was a pleasant enough life and I had everything that I could need. After 8 years of war I declined to re-enlist, sold off most of my belongings and started traveling the world. I started in England and headed east, back packing my way through Europe. I immersed myself in culture, history, and beer. As I traveled I had no real goal other than to see the world. Eventually I found my way to the Eastern Block (Romanian strippers are the best) where I was told I needed to see the Black Mountains. Which is where I was when the crisis began. With my military training and rural upbrining I was able to survive the initial wave. After there were more and more infected I knew I could not survive on my own and started to search for others.