Pluggers by Gary Brookins



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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, 12 months ago

    Methinks the plugger sergeant seems scarier than the sergeant on the “Beetle Bailey” comics.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 12 months ago

    @templo SUD

    Still not as scary as R E Emery in ‘Full Metal Jacket’.
    Supposedly, he was originally hired as a consult, but the actors were so intimidated by him, he was cast as the drill sergeant!

  3. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, 12 months ago

    No sir Sergeant Dog Breath…

  4. SofaKing

    SofaKing said, 12 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    That would be R. Lee Ermey.

  5. frumgar

    frumgar GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Anyone else notice that, for being in the Army, they are dressed like Marines?

  6. D W

    D W GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The Army switched from the Dress Greens to the Dress Blues a few years ago. The flag isn’t worn on dress uniforms either.

  7. Caomhainn Mac a' Cheò

    Caomhainn Mac a' Cheò said, 12 months ago

    That’s not a dress uniform.

  8. aaron wilson dunn

    aaron wilson dunn said, 12 months ago

    During Basic, AIT, and BUT at Ft. Hood, I was forced to do a bizillion push-ups because I was from Central Texas and would not say anything against my native state! May GOD forgive Sgt. Simpson for his inhumane acts directed toward me.

  9. yaakovashoshana

    yaakovashoshana said, 12 months ago


    I was wondering the same thing. If he loves the Army, then why is the DI wearing a campaign hat like a Marine.

  10. OldTimer62

    OldTimer62 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Army DI’s wear campaign hats too. The uniforms are probably the result of Mr. Bookins not having a clear photo of Army recruit + DI to refer to. (If we’re going to be picky, the trainee’s cap looks more like a USMC cover, and the Army issues brown t-shirts, not white). Hey, I still like the comic, and I don’t expect it to be an Army Life documentary!

  11. 1after909

    1after909 said, 12 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    That’s R. Lee Ermey. And the actor originally chosen wasn’t as convincing and couldn’t take direction well.

  12. Knightman

    Knightman GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    I remember R Lee, he was the D.I. next to our platoon. And he was just as scary!

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Then it was type casting since Mr. Emery was a drill sergeant!

  14. jbrobison1949

    jbrobison1949 said, 12 months ago


    I noticed that, too.

  15. jbrobison1949

    jbrobison1949 said, 12 months ago


    When I was in the Army (Viet Nam era) the drill sergeants wore campaign style hats. Only those trained as drill sergeants were allowed to wear that style of head gear when assigned as permanent party for training recruits.

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