Lio by Mark Tatulli
Veteran of Normandy
Please Give What You Can.
It’s awfully good of Lio to give the guy a hug.
However, if I may be the introducer of a tiny bit of cold water, I’d just like to consider age. If this is a vet of Normandy (1944), that would make him at least (assuming he was 17 during the invasion) 81 years old.
At that age - or even if the strip were 10 years old (making the Vet 71), he’d be eligible to live in a nursing home. My work takes me to lots of nursing homes where I see lots of vets.
Without wanting to take away from the idea of saying “Thanks,” it seems a peculiar way to do it. Personally, I’d rather have Lio visiting in a nursing home - or if you want to point out the plight of vets, this could have been a Vietnam vet or even an Iraq/Afghanistan vet.