You don’t have to sit directly under the sword of Damocles, Scratch.
Happy 4th, Crew! (and happy belated Canada Dry to all you ginger ale lovers up north!)
What do they need the boss around, it’s not like he’s going to pop under the hood and pick up the slack while Sarge is away?
Moores must have had them as brothers by that point, no wonder Jim Scancarelli ‘restored order’ to the GA universe ; )
Still, Rufus is already in the house for some handyman reasons I presume. Being in the 1945-50 window, hopefully we’ll get to that origin story in the course of events.
1948 does firmly establish Rufus as a King character, I’d think.
Are you suggesting that’s Becky?
If that’s Rufus’ debut, I guess it helps with the storytelling for Corky to already “know” him.
I’ve seen a more unfortunately looks-challenged character called “Gink” while floating around the years, but forget off hand if he came to work at Corky’s diner or Judy’s donut shop.
I though of wine as well, but thought water cooler bottle was more relatable, heh.
Certainly that’s not how it’s remembered in the history books, but it wouldn’t have been unusual for troops landing back on American soil to get a ceremony at the base, including the local Army band earning their keep.
For a time, our neighbor was an Army Major (a mustang) who was in charge of scheduling the 5th Army band. (This was mostly after Vietnam.)
And even if “the silent majority” is never as big as those who invoke it claim it is, certainly there was a large contingent of Americans in those days who went in for “Up With People” and had strong support for the troops.
In fact I’d suggest that the shabby treatment our veterans of that period received didn’t really start until after the war was deemed “lost”.
Americans love a winner, and will not tolerate a loser! (“Patton”, 1970)