.. one of the conventional Army’s funniest cartoonists.
As the runner strode up to him, the stealthy ninja felt like the King of the Universe. He was camoflauge incarnate. To borrow a phrase from my appalachian herititage, if Patrick had “been a snake, he could have bit ‘em.” He was close enough to feel the breeze that stirred up as the runner passed.
Then, without missing a beat, his fantasy world fell apart with one word, “Sup.” To this day he doesn’t know how he was spotted. The leading theory is that he was betrayed by magical SF spidey sense.
As SF guys, it’s always interesting to see how we’re seen by all of Big Green out there. This strip is very well tuned in to life in today’s line units, and the pop culture of the infantry these days in particular. We’re reminded of a conversation a contractor friend had with some line dogs:
“We want your job! How do we get it?”
“First, go to selection and the Q course…”
“No, selection’s a bastard. How do we get it without going to selection?”
Kevin was a former Special Forces weapons man (MOS 18B, before the 18 series, 11B with Skill Qualification Indicator of S). His focus was on weapons: their history, effects and employment. He started WeaponsMan.com in 2011 and operated it until he passed away in 2017. His work is being preserved here at the request of his family.
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Thanks for the shout-out, WeaponsMan. “Sup” is becoming one of our most popular strips of all time. I’m glad you liked it!