Second Lieutenant Drew Pham is being deployed to Afghanistan on Thursday.
To the Army, he is an "officer." To the federal government, he is a tax-paying defender of American democracy - "our boy." But to me, he is friend, comrade, and brother. It's the truth that he is important, he is special, and he is loved.
Be safe, Drew. We miss you already.
Photo by Chris Klarmann. Drew's art can be found here.