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Alexander "Jacob" Zhao's Backstory

Alexander Yingcheng

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Alexander "Jacob" Zhao was born to David Yingcheng and Mariam Zhou (Kaifeng Jew minority whose family left China in the 19th century and became American citizens) born in Harborview Medical Center Seattle Hospital Seattle in the state of Washington on the 4th of July, 1995 at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Hospital, Seattle Washington. His father is a doctor and philosopher. His mother was a poet and a teacher with both families settling in the US after the Chinese Civil War his grandfather was a war veteran of the nationalist army. From a very young age, his grandfather would take him with his grandmother to explore nature teaching him philosophy and teaching him of his Jewish origin and telling him about the Kaifeng Jewish community and teaching him of Zionism, and the Three principles of the people to ALWAYS hate the communists the evil people. He also would teach him about their family’s origin. And so, In Washington’s capital Olympia, they’d meet other Chinese and Taiwanese people. He'd learn Chinese Mandarin, Taiwanese Mandarin, Japanese, and a bit of Hebrew but never to a high level. On his 7th birthday, His parents would greet him with the news that he would have a younger brother, Jake would be born 9 months later. Personality-wise, He’d usually be quiet and kept to himself but would talk to people and socialize from time to time with people and be ALWAYS respectful as he learned to be. Also during this time, He learned to ride on horseback and play the cello as well as learn to do fencing and acrobatics.


On his 13th birthday, He’d have a bar mitzvah. And so, in his teen years, although he IS Jewish and isn't ashamed he is only spiritual and does his best for his studies and gets good grades. From age 13, Choosing he wants to be able to defend himself, He learns martial arts Taekwondo and Judo which takes him time to be decent enough in it And so, Once he turned 16 He and his family would go to Israel to visit for religious reasons and while there, They learned Hebrew but never applied for citizenship. And so, At age 17, he chose to return to Israel once he finishes high school at the top of his school to become a soldier in the IDF which he did, and received citizenship. And so, Once he finished high school, He moved to Israel with the Rabbi confirming he is Jewish, He’d start his service in the ground forces, joining the 933rd “Givati” Brigade. He was sent to be in the 432nd “Tzabar” (Cactus) Infantry Battalion given the M16 Rifle. During his service, He’d participated in Operation Protective Edge a fight against Hamas to destroy their tunnels. Once the war was over, He received the Medal of Courage, Medal of Distinguished Service, and Protective Edge Ribbon. Once he ends his services, He’d begin his new life by moving BACK to Seattle.


After his services in the military, He began applying to Seattle University where he began his studies in Criminology, a Subfield of Penology and a major in Medicine in the field of Psychiatry. During that time, He’d also found the love of his life and met Jason Wilkinson and others who became good friends during his 2nd year and married soon after. Also during his studies, He had to write a thesis which he had to think hard about but he chose to write a thesis on Lizzie Borden a woman who was accused of killing her father which happened on August 4th, 1892 writing how SHE is the one responsible for their death putting criminology and psychiatry views with the theory of mental instability which is JUST his theory which was used for his Criminology. Once they graduated, They bought a house and had a firstborn son at the age of 25, Joshua. And so, At age 26 he had his second son David. , His aunt told him of it and so after consulting his wife he decided to move to Los Santos while she lives with his parents.

Edited by Alexander Yingcheng
Editing to work on certain issues from the character story.
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