Billy Jack, Dusty's sergeant major in the Civil War novels of J.T. Edson. He believes every mission is doomed before it starts. A sample of his dialogue from Under the Stars and Bars:
"Damned if I wasn't certain sure we'd all get blowed up, being so close," Billy Jack wailed and, in expression of his delight, continued, "I dropped on to a rock 'n' must've caved my ribs in. Likely I'll be dead from my hurts come morning."