Recognizing the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Fellowship for Humanitarian Demining

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (PM) Walter Givhan poses for a photo with members of the Frasure, Kruzel, and Drew families, as well as past and current fellowship recipients of the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellowship for Humanitarian Demining at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., August 29, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Lindsay Aldrich serves as an Assistant Program Manager in the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

I recently arrived in the Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs as the twenty-first Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellow for Humanitarian Demining. The fellowship was created in 1999 to honor the legacies of Ambassador Robert C. FrasureDr. Joseph J. Kruzel, and U.S. Air Force Colonel Samuel Nelson Drew, who lost their lives in 1995 while working to help end conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina. These men were part of a mission to negotiate peace in a war-torn region, yet their story, as with the recent events in Libya, reminds us of the… more »