As a child Buddy grew up with two close friendsIrina and JD. Eventually Buddy ended up becoming an elementary school teacher alongside his childhood friend Irina. The two fell in love and were engaged to be married in the midst of the civil war. However the school they both taught at was believed by the government and oligarchs to be a front and support for the proindependents and resistance members. It was attacked and burned to the ground killing school children and Irina in the process. This is what sparked Buddy into action finally joining the revolution.