Specifically Green Beret Army Staff Sgt. Robert Preiss. He was reported missing in action in Vietnam in 1970 but his remains were never found or verified until 1998 when DNA forensic techniques finally made it possible. His mother never gave up hope that he was alive and she died in 1984 never knowing her son’s remains had been found. The victims of war are not always those in the war zone.
The drawing is done with a Photoshop pencil brush I cooked up and have been experimenting with. The background is watercolor. The coloring of the figure is digital.