Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

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  1. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, 6 months ago

    For comparison, an alternative rerun: Continuing Ray’s first WIA.
    http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1991/02/09
    Ray, WIA the first time on the helicopter
    Mike

  2. zibblezoop

    zibblezoop said, 6 months ago

    Mike, thanks for linking to the interesting analogous older storyline with Ray wounded. Man, this comic has a long history!

  3. Alms4Thorby

    Alms4Thorby said, 6 months ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    There will be, which is the point of this series of strips.

  4. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 6 months ago

    @Alms4Thorby

    And World War I vets, when is was called “Shell Shock” and World War II vets, when it was called “Battle Fatigue” and …

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 6 months ago

    Just watched an old movie called I’LL BE SEEING YOU (1944) with Joseph Cotton, Ginger Rogers, and a teenage Shirley Temple. No singing or dancing to speak of, but a rather early treatment of a PTSD case trying to “recover his nerve” on leave. Chill Wills appears as a WWI vet “who is fine now” (not) … Considering when it was made, pretty good.

  6. beprepn

    beprepn said, 6 months ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    Just what I needed in my job search – my “advocates” describing me as a drugged out zombie.

  7. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, 6 months ago

    My father had a book of comics from WWII. One was Sad Sack and that book seems to have gotten lost. He also had a Maldin book of Willie and Joe which I have now. Great stories in both but they didn’t get into the serious issues much

  8. $$i9

    $$i9 said, 6 months ago

    I’m one of those “crazed Vietnam Vets” but I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything in the world. In the long run, the experience has made me a better person, although admittedly at a fairly high price.

  9. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, 6 months ago

    Save the economy! Go to war! Gen. Patton had it right, we are a nation of born warriors. War is what we do better than anyone else on earth. God bless our warriors!

  10. Larry

    Larry said, 6 months ago

    Do you want to know how bad it is already? Sunday, for the 2nd time in 1 year I was involuntary committed to the local hospital. There are 3 VA hospitals in my area, but I stayed at the civilian hospital for 1 week on 1 and 3 days on the 2nd because all 3 VA mental wards were full. It is going to get a lot worse.

  11. $$i9

    $$i9 said, 6 months ago

    Maj.Gen. Smedley D. Butler published a 13(?)page booklet titled, “War is a Racket.” I believe it can be easily downloaded free from the internet. It concerns WW I but is relevant for nearly any time period. Butler, USMC, was one of 19 double recipients of the Medal of Honor. One of the ironies is that he was the product of two prominent Quaker families.

  12. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! — popular tune a few decades ago.

  13. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I have known many military folks who ended up as peaceniks.

  14. Larry

    Larry said, 6 months ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    sorry to say there already is.

  15. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, 6 months ago

    @montessoriteacher

    Still a popular tune in my head (it has a political agenda).

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