John "Jack" Bushnell was born in
Franklin, Tennessee to a pharmacist and a manager of a grocery store. He grew up
with a love for country music and at an early age took up the guitar. After
playing in a number of country fairs, Jack decided to try his luck in Nashville.
While there, he played a number of gigs in just about every bar he could find.
When he couldn't get any gigs, he decided to enlist in Starfleet.
Jack took the aptitude tests and found
that he qualified for the Armory department. So upon graduation he was assigned
to the Challenger. When Capt. Winter's was killed, he found himself among the
four members of the Avengers. Since that time Jack has found that his martial
abilities have steadily improved.