Veterans Day: Best of the Fictional Vets (2006 Edition)
Happy Veterans Day (yes Veterans not Veteran's or Veterans' Day) to all those serving or who have served this country. To honor you, here is your Uncle Buck's favorite fictional veterans (General Patton above does not count since he was a real guy). God Bless America...HERE US UB'S UPDATED EDITION FOR 2006:
The Top Guns: Maverick, Goose and the rest of the Naval elite
Iceman: Ok, ok, we'll take turns being wingman.
Forest Gump: Still has not received a dollar from that Million Dollar Wound
Band of Brothers: The World War II vets march through Europe
Major T.J. "King" Kong: Takes a wild ride into Russia
Col. Mike Kirby: Out of all of the military characters played by John Wayne, the Green Beret is the best
Kirby: Out here, due process is a bullet.
M*A*S*H: Korea's Manic Medics
The A-Team: TV's AWOL Vets bring the battle home
Quint: Jaws hunter delivered the bomb aboard the U.S.S. Indianapolis
Quint: Noon, the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us. He swung in low and he saw us...he was a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened...waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.
Frank Castle AKA The Punisher: Marvel’s vigilante vet
Col. Troutman: The only man who can calm Rambo down
Col. Nathan R. Jessep: Gets results even if he has to resort to a Code Red or two
Col. Jessep: You see Danny, I can deal with the bullets, and the bombs, and the blood. I don't want money, and I don't want medals. What I do want is for you to stand there in that faggoty white uniform and with your Harvard mouth extend me some f*cking courtesy.
Capt. Wild Bill Kelso: Belushi's Bluto of the skies
Lt. Jordan O'Neil: GI Jane hangs tough with the Navy SEALS
Sgt. Slaughter: Pro Wrestling's Drill Sergeant
Beetle Bailey: Sunday Morning Soldier
Capt. Benjamin J. Willard: (Apocalypse Now) "Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service. It was a real choice mission, and when it was over, I never wanted another."
Captain America: Marvel's Military Superhero
Private Gomer Pyle: TV's Marine Mess-up
Col. Robert E. Hogan: Made Nazi Prison Camps Funny
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: (Full Metal Jacket) "You will not laugh, you will not cry!"
Hartman: A jelly donut!!
Sgt. Michael Vronsky: (The Deer Hunter) Don't ask him to play Russian rouletteVronsky: A deer has to be taken with one shot. I try to tell people that but they don't listen.
Private Benjamin: The Flighty Female in FatiguesBenjamin: And I mean look at this place. The army couldn't afford drapes? I'll be up at the crack of dawn here!"
John J. Rambo: (First Blood/Rambo: First Blood Part II) Stallone's veteran pushed too far
Rambo: I want, what they want, and every other guy who came over here and spilled his guts and gave everything he had, wants! For our country to love us as much as we love it! That's what I want!
Sgt. Rock: Fighting for America in the DC UniversePrivate John Winger: (Stripes) "We're soldiers; but we're American soldiers. We've been kickin' ass for 200 years. We're 10 and 1."
Winger: We're all very different people. We're not Watusi, we're not Spartans, we're Americans. With a capital "A", huh? And you know what that means? Do you? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts.
G.I. Joe: Because knowing is half the battleThe Real Heroes: