Homecoming King - Part 9

Part 9

That's Cassie talking, but those are indeed my thoughts as well. (I was born during the Vietnam War, so just replace "Vietnam" with "Iraq" or "Afghanistan" or something.)

Comic transcript

TRANSCRIPTION COURTESY OF JOSEPH HOUK - [1972; Voiceover of a speech – presumably by one Cassandra Wells; as a USAF jet lands on US soil] Thank you, commissioners, for the opportunity to speak to you today. [Jake, getting taunted and spat on and flipped off] I would like to address the plight of our soldiers returning home from the war in Vietnam. [Jake, in the back of a taxi, looking at a photo of himself and Gary] We all know that this war has left a bad taste in our collective mouths... And we know that some of our troops have committed unspeakable atrocities. [The taxi passes the city limits sign of Northampton] But let us not allow the evil actions of a few to be a stain on the greater honorable cause that our courageous American forces have undertaken. [Jake pays the cab driver] By and large... Our soldiers are still human beings. Decent human beings from all walks of life. [Jake turns and heads around the corner] They deserve our undying respect and gratitude for putting their lives on the line in the name of freedom and democracy. [Jake stops in his tracks...]

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