Pre- ApocalypseEditPrivate Julian Mason joined the Army in 2005, served a tour in Iraq, then was moved to Will's platoon in Germany. He was a Hostage Negociater for the Lemhi County Sheriff's department before joining the Army. Mason is also a pilot, but wasn't exactly a good one.
Private Mason was returning A OH-6 to the base when he hit a walker as he was landing. He managed to land the helicopter, and ran to HQ where he helped the other soldiers.