A young man who had a genuine presence, Destin Frank was brilliant, passionate about history, an amazing artist, an incredible athlete, and musically gifted to name only a few things. The US Navy recognized Destin’s intelligence and strength leading the recruiters to push for the Nuke program. The school was on the east coast where he fortunately met Lizzie in 2014 and married her 2 years later. He switched career paths along the way but still held on to serving on a submarine and always strived to be the best in everything he did. He just earned his E5 rank Petty Officer 2nd class. Destin is his family’s hero. Like many of his crew members on a sub it got to be too much and his duty serving on the USS Wyoming - SSBN 742 Gold Fleet is done. At 22 years old, Destin lost his battle on September 23, 2017.
This portrait received funding to go home to his family. A copy of Destin's portrait continues to travel with Jessica and the Words Matter exhibit.