Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. rayannina

    rayannina said, almost 7 years ago

    Yeah, don’t mess with a Marine if you’re unarmed!

    (As an aside, I thought for sure his advisor looked old enough to have served in ‘Nam. Shows what I know …)

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    Love this professor, he’s just what Leo needs.

  3. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, almost 7 years ago

    Nothing out of line with a Nam vet still in the service for Somalia.

    Just this past year, a Massachusetts National Guard sergeant finally retired. He was a Nam vet, and he was SIXTY … he’d been deployed in Iraq and didn’t look a day over forty. The papers were pretty sure he was the last Nam vet still on active duty in the field.

  4. moepatches2000

    moepatches2000 said, almost 7 years ago

    Some are still serving, such as this one in NC that just returned from Iraq at 71. He has served in Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006 and the Gulf and Vietnam Wars.

  5. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    Bless’em all

  6. jonathanyoung

    jonathanyoung said, almost 7 years ago

    I don’t get it. They’re in a parking lot; so what?

  7. RinaFarina

    RinaFarina said, almost 7 years ago

    I agree with @jonathanyoung - I don’t get it, why the parking lot?

  8. Chrisnp

    Chrisnp said, almost 7 years ago

    When I was in stationed in Korea in 1993, The last of the still active duty Korean War Veterans, a Chief Warrant Officer, retired.

    When I was in Iraq, My OIC was a 58 year old National Guardsman

    And the oldest soldier killed in Iraq was 60.

  9. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    Professor may deck student off school property, perhaps.

  10. summerdog

    summerdog said, almost 7 years ago

    I’d like to know about the “parking lot” reference, too.


  11. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, almost 7 years ago

    Having a box to check about your preferences to serve doesn’t mean a whole lot. The government reserves the right to change their mind at any time.

    My father was 14 and “borrowed” his cousin’s ID so that he could sign up with the Navy during WWII. Volunteers were given a choice as to what sort of ship they wanted to serve on, but the inside information was that they gave you the opposite of what you asked. My father wanted to be on an aircraft carrier, so he took his brother’s advice and checked off “PT boat”. Sure enough, he was sent to serve on a carrier.

  12. KJ

    KJ said, almost 7 years ago

    During the Vietnam Conflict, some draftees were sent to the US Marines rather than the US Army.<<

    Same with Korea…my dad was a draftee sent to the Marines. Didn’t deploy. Answered a phone at Pendleton.

  13. bradwilliams

    bradwilliams said, almost 7 years ago

    HOAH! Way to go soldier. I like the professor character, but a Marine with an advanced degree? Don’t you have to be able to read to get one of those ;)?

  14. SteepBumps

    SteepBumps said, almost 7 years ago

    Because a parking lot is where you go to kick somebody’s a** for being a wise guy. I see a good-natured rivalry here between the Army and the Marines in the personna of Leo and Dr. Shipley. Excellent strip.

  15. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, almost 7 years ago

    It’s in Bush’s record that he volunteered for Vietnam several times. Whatever you may have against him you can not say he was a coward or using the guard to stay safe. For one thing his number was high enough that he would not have been drafted.

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