When Benjamin Dewhurst (a long-time collaborator) asked me to do score about a retired WWII veteran suffering from PTSD and early onset Alzheimers I jumped at the unique opportunity to bring light to this very sensitive subject. He said, "I want a drum and fife score," and I said sure before I really thought about how to make that come to fruition. "And!! I want you to use 'The Girl I Left Behind Me' as the main musical motif!!" Armed with Jordan West on snare drum and Gina Luciani ripping around on flutes, (flute, piccolo and alto flute) this is that music that became the sound of Sargent Frankie.