Born in the United States, not a whole lot is known about him, but he joined the Marines at the age of 18, where he eventually became a Marine Raider. Matthew saw multiple tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. His brother was also in the armed forces. He somewhat struggles with PTSD but has learned to cope with it over time. When the outbreak happened he was sent into Chernarus to stabilize the country. On a patrol his truck was ambushed by bandits and his squad was killed and the their gear ransacked, leaving him alone in the wasteland.