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6th Jan '18 10:12:40 PM tv1995
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* In ''Film/{{Juno}}'', Juno's dad blatantly states that he's a war veteran. The precise war is never quite pinned down. He is more proud of his life's true purpose, heating and air conditing.

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* In ''Film/{{Juno}}'', Juno's dad blatantly states that he's a war veteran. The precise war is never quite pinned down. He is more proud of his life's true purpose, heating and air conditing. He subverts the tyrannical aspect of this as he is very close to Juno and been there for her far more than her absentee mother has been.
6th Jan '18 10:06:21 PM tv1995
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* In ''Film/{{Juno}}'', Juno's dad blatantly states that he's a war veteran. The precise war is never quite pinned down.

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* In ''Film/{{Juno}}'', Juno's dad blatantly states that he's a war veteran. The precise war is never quite pinned down. He is more proud of his life's true purpose, heating and air conditing.
29th Dec '17 8:29:01 PM danlansdowne
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** With shades of PhonyVeteran - he was in charge of the motor pool.
4th Dec '17 11:22:58 AM Tapol
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* On ''Series//TheCosbyShow'' Cliff Huxtable served in the Navy.
4th Dec '17 11:18:52 AM Tapol
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* Jay Pritchett on ''ModernFamily'' served in Vietnam. An early episode he talks about his job in the army handling explosives. Later episodes though say that he was in the navy and went to Pensacola.

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* Jay Pritchett on ''ModernFamily'' served in Vietnam. An early episode he talks about his job in the army handling explosives. Later episodes though say that he was in the navy and went to Pensacola.navy.
4th Dec '17 11:17:46 AM Tapol
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* Jay Pritchett on ''ModernFamily'' served in Vietnam. An early episode he talks about his job in the army handling explosives. Later episodes though say that he was in the navy and went to Pensacola.
29th Oct '17 4:28:59 PM tropower
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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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* 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.]]]][[note]]Despite what the film--and the play, for that matter--claim, the family didn't climb over any mountains, they merely took the train instead.[[/note]]
6th Oct '17 12:20:58 PM Malady
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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.]]

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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) infertile) whom Comstock stole, but the trope applies nonetheless.]]
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.
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