Homecoming King - Part 2

Part 2

More about Jake and his war history...

Comic transcript

TRANSCRIPTION COURTESY OF JOSEPH HOUK - [Jake's place] (PatW) "How's it goin', Jake?" (Jake Holland, in a wheelchair with only one arm) "PATRICK! Good to see you again.. And who's this?" (PatW) "This is my sister Cassie." (JH) "Pleased to meet you, ma'am!" (CW) "Same here... And thank you for your service to our country!" (JH) "Yeah yeah... My time in 'Nam did a load of shit for my life. But that's how it goes when you're eager to go and defend freedom and democracy from the Commie bastards. [sly look at CW] You'd never think I was one of the most popular guys in high school, huh?" (CW) "I'm sure you were quite the heartthrob back then!" (JH) "Yep! Captain of the basketball team, homecoming king, prom king... I could have gotten one of them college deferments, but I volunteered instead." [Flashback photos: Jake and Brandy; Gary and Jasmine] My girlfriend Brandy thought I lost my mind. But she supported me anyway, and swore she'd wait for me. Her best friend Jasmine had to deal with her boyfriend Gary going off to 'Nam as well... Fortunately, we were stuck in the same platoon, so we looked out for each other. [Gary & Jake walking down a trail] And Vietnam was a hellhole. Everything we heard about it from the returning servicemen was true. You never knew who was your ally or your enemy... and you never knew where the next attack would come from. Brandy and Jasmine wrote to us all the time, and prayed every day for our safe return home. [CLICK – BOOM] unfortunately, that's not what fate had in store.

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