The young man only known as Drummer Boy has a rather oblivious past. His position as the primary communications officer of the mysterious intelligence community known as the Railroad lands him the responsibility of maintaining contact with the organization's network of safehouses and coordinating efforts to lead fugitive Generation-3 Institutesynths to safety. This is a job he often brags and boasts about, yet Drummer Boy is well-aware of his importance to the Railroad's success and survival in the Commonwealth.
The usage of dead-drops to relay important intelligence and mission details to the Railroad's primary operatives is a move that Drummer Boy supports. Despite the potentially long distance covered in receiving messages, it is worth the effort because the delivery method provides an extra layer of security to the Railroad's clandestine operations.