Covid 19 Death Count By Chuck Siler Carrollton TX
is special to BC because when I last saw the death stats, I was
pissed. I am a Viet Nam veteran and worked out of the Qui Nhon
Information Office as a correspondent. I started doing this character
of indeterminate ethnicity as a spokesman for those soldiers whose
voices weren't heard.
Sean was a
veteran of every war that ever was and his battered helmet and beard
above a simple line (The strip was called The Front Line) were a part
of his trademark. His word balloons were always being punctured
or nicked by the bullets fired by his personal sniper. That
didn't discourage his cynical view of the war that was going on.
When I hear
IQ45 spouting his inanities, I grow tired of the fact that this
cowardly gutter punk would bloviate himself to hero hood.
This is the
only time I've ever put a body on Sean and that was so I could label
the tee shirt. I have a problem with the ignorant orange guy and
his contingent of idiots.
of him playing tennis after claiming to have "bone spurs" is another
lie. I was taken into the army with a damaged knee (Two steps across a
closet sized office "proved" that I "walked with a normal gait").
I'm from a tough South Baton Rouge neighborhood and had done jail time
(illegal picketing) in 1961 and put up with threats and harassment when
running a voter registration project in my hometown in 1962.
afraid of being shot at and I wasn't going to dishonor my father and
uncles who served in WWII and Korea. One of my uncles died as a
result of wounds suffered in WWII (shot by a Caucasian American soldier
for being "uppity"). I respected and honored them and,
ironically, managed to do some good for my brothers during my stay in
country. Many of those who read The Viet Nam Review missed the
fact that Sean was antiwar and definitely a member of the "majority".
I had to say something so Sean was resurrected. The protest continues.
Peace and stay safe.
artist/cartoonist Charles E. "Chuck" Siler's works feature a variety of
themes ranging from New Orleans' lively and unique jazz scene to its
lively and equally unique political scene. He uses his art and
political cartoons to comment on life's complexities, warts and beauty
His creations include fine watercolors and acrylics and pen and ink cartoons. His cartoons are featured on a regular basis in The Louisiana Weekly.
A Katrina evacuee, Siler has spoken on New Orleans history across the USA at universities and culural events. Contact Mr. Siler and BC.