Tom grew up in a small town in Virginia. His dad was an Army vet and he decided he wanted to serve his country when he was 18. So he became a sniper for the U.S. Navy seals. He came to Chernarus because he wanted to go rock climbing with his friend and explore the area. But his friend got injured because he fell and he had to stay in hospital for 2 weeks. So tom went back to the cabin they had rented and after after 2 days he went to the hospital but they wouldn't let him in so he went back to the cabin and waited a week and when he went back to the city all this happened.