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17th Aug '17 3:56:24 PM jtierney50
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* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' has Comstock, the main villain, father of Elizabeth, and veteran of both the Battle of Wounded Knee and the Boxer Rebellion. Also Booker, the main character who lost his daughter a long time ago and whom also fought at Wounded Knee. [[spoiler:Then again, Comstock and Booker are just alternate-universe versions of each other, and technically, Elizabeth is ''Booker's'' child (Comstock had long been rendered fertile) whom Comstock stole, but the trope applies nonetheless.]]
** A parody of the page image is also seen in the game, replacing the words "the Great War" with "Siege of Columbia".
5th Aug '17 12:01:54 PM Aquila89
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* Archie Bunker from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' fought in Italy during "The Big War" in the army air corps

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* Archie Bunker from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' fought in Italy during "The Big War" in the army air corpscorps, and he loves to bring it up.
11th Jul '17 5:31:08 PM StarSword
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Major General Jacob Carter was this for main cast member Samantha Carter, in a double-edged manner. While we don't know too much about her upbringing, we know that he was both an influence on her joining the Air Force herself, and is estranged from her brother due to being away on deployment when their mother passed away.
10th Jul '17 4:14:53 PM StarSword
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* ''Fanfic/BaitAndSwitchSTO'': Main character Kanril Eleya's father Kanril Torvo and deceased grandfather both fought in the Bajoran Resistance, and though she claims he didn't encourage her to enlist in the Bajoran Militia, it's mentioned that her father taught her some wilderness survival skills and how to shoot.
* Much of ''Fanfic/TheTranslationInBlood'' is told from the Mom the Veteran's perspective as she watches her daughter, [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander Shepard]], grow up and become a decorated officer in her own right.
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* Captain von Trapp in ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'' served in WWI and was decorated for his actions.

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* Captain von Trapp in ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'' served in WWI and was decorated for his actions. He runs his house like a military camp as a result, but Maria gets him to loosen up. [[spoiler:Then the ''Anschluss'' happens and UsefulNotes/NaziGermany tries to reactivate his commission. The von Trapps flee to Switzerland instead.]]


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* For Literature/KrisLongknife, it's Great-Granddad the Veteran, as well as Great-Grandma: her father's a politician and her grandfather a {{Fiction 500}} CEO, but all three of her surviving great-grandparents are veterans of the Iteeche War and subsequent human-on-human unification wars, and one more died in action. One of them, Terrence "Trouble" Tordon, helped Kris out of a troubled childhood and got her into orbital skiff racing as a teenager, and Kris eventually defied her parents and followed the greats into the SpaceNavy.


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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** One of the origin stories for Commander Shepard in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' has him/her as the child of a Systems Alliance military officer, Hannah Shepard, who is promoted to rear admiral in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. She's a minor character and never appears on-screen.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', though, the Ryder twins' father Alec is a huge presence in the game [[PosthumousCharacter despite dying in the prologue]]. Alec Ryder served in the first mass relay exploration missions as well as seeing combat against the turians in the First Contact War as an N7 special forces operator, before being dishonorably discharged for his part in illegal AI research.
8th Jul '17 1:55:13 PM MrInitialMan
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[[caption-width-right:286:Don't ask, don't tell. [[note]]The dad in this poster actually is ''not'' an example; the propaganda here is "when all the other lads have stories of heroism for their kids and your kids ask you for war stories, how well is 'Daddy was a coward' gonna play?" However, it does a marvelous job of showing the cultural assumption of that era that most men of childraising age would be veterans--in this case, of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:286:Don't ask, don't tell. [[note]]The dad in this poster actually is ''not'' an example; the propaganda here is "when all the other lads have stories of heroism for their kids and your kids ask you for war stories, how well is 'Daddy was a coward' gonna play?" However, it does a marvelous job of showing the cultural assumption of that era that most men of childraising age would be veterans--in this case, of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.[[/note]]]]
8th Jul '17 1:54:47 PM MrInitialMan
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[[caption-width-right:286:Don't ask, don't tell. [[note]]The dad in this poster actually is ''not'' an example; the propaganda here is "when all the other lads have stories of heroism for their kids and your kids ask you for war stories, how well is 'Daddy was a coward' gonna play?" However, it does a marvelous job of showing the cultural assumption of that era that most men of childraising age would be veterans.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:286:Don't ask, don't tell. [[note]]The dad in this poster actually is ''not'' an example; the propaganda here is "when all the other lads have stories of heroism for their kids and your kids ask you for war stories, how well is 'Daddy was a coward' gonna play?" However, it does a marvelous job of showing the cultural assumption of that era that most men of childraising age would be veterans.veterans--in this case, of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.[[/note]]]]
1st Jun '17 11:17:13 AM AHI-3000
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* Frank Murphy from ''WesternAnimation/FIsForFamily'' is both a veteran and a father of three. In spite of his HairTriggerTemper and [[SirSwearsALot constant profanity], he tends to be a [[PushoverParents pushover]] with his kids.

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* Frank Murphy from ''WesternAnimation/FIsForFamily'' is both a veteran of the UsefulNotes/KoreanWar, and a father of three. three children. In spite of his HairTriggerTemper and [[SirSwearsALot constant profanity], profanity]], he tends to be a [[PushoverParents pushover]] with his kids.
31st May '17 7:31:09 PM FF32
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* Frank Murphy from ''WesternAnimation/FIsForFamily'' is both a veteran and a father of three. In spite of his HairTriggerTemper and [[SirSwearsALot constant profanity], he tends to be a [[PushoverParents pushover]] with his kids.
19th Apr '17 8:13:13 PM foxley
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--?You say too young I am to know...'''

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--?You -->?You say too young I am to know...'''
19th Apr '17 8:11:48 PM foxley
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Something to answer for?
You say too young I am to know...'''

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Something -->Something to answer for?
You --?You say too young I am to know...'''
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