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40. A Doonesbury Retrospective 1980 to 1989 by Garry Trudeau

By Garry Trudeau

Created by way of the workforce that introduced you The whole some distance Side and The whole Calvin and Hobbes, the large anthology 40 marks Doonesbury's40th anniversary by means of interpreting intensive the characters that experience given the strip such energy. This moment quantity of the four-volume book version of 40 covers the years 1980 to 1989 for the distinguished comic strip strip.

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The GIs in the field reading the strip in Stars and Stripes knew better, but many of them told me later they were just glad that someone was paying attention to them. As I left Vietnam, I knew it was time to revisit Phred in the strip. Since diplomatic relations had been normalized in 1994, thousands of American vets had been going back. ’s turn. I dispatched him to Ho Chi Minh City where he reconnects with his former foe, now a deputy minister of permitting. D. are standing in the killing fields of their youth.

I’d read that many of them had not prospered after Liberation. As southerners, they were widely distrusted by their NVA allies, not just because their loyalties were suspect, but also as a result of a deep cultural gap. The more urbane northerners regarded the Viet Cong as unsophisticated farm boys, Mekong Delta rednecks. But these were Phred’s people, and it seemed to me that an effort to look at the war as they had experienced it was long overdue. The first fighter I talked to had fought from the Cu Chi tunnel complex just north of Saigon.

But these were Phred’s people, and it seemed to me that an effort to look at the war as they had experienced it was long overdue. The first fighter I talked to had fought from the Cu Chi tunnel complex just north of Saigon. His experiences were filled with every sort of deprivation and horror imaginable. He was the sole survivor of a unit that had been completely wiped out, twice—once through attrition, the second time by a direct hit on their position while he was out foraging. He’d spent the night burying his comrades.

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