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Timeline – 1963 Part 4

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, September 15, 1963.

In this episode, Beetle decides to ask for a discharge from the Army and Sarge tries to talk him out of it. Sarge recounts all of the good times Beetle has had since he enlisted. Of course, military life means a lot more to Sarge and he ends up signing up for another ten years. Beetle must have changed his mind, because the next day he was back at Camp Swampy.
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Timeline – 1960 Part 4

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, June 19, 1960.

The spectacular Sunday page above provides an aerial view of Camp Swampy and the surrounding countryside as well as a colorful description of the “permanent disaster area.” It also features a full-cast line up in the drop panel.

Camp Swampy was inspired by Camp Crowder in Missouri, an antique relic from WWI where Mort Walker trained in 1941.
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Timeline – 1960 Part 2

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, August 14, 1960.

Beetle has had a number of different girlfriends over the years.  In college he went out with Buzz, who is seen with him in the strip below at the popular hangout, The Shack, which was based on a real snack bar on the campus of the University of Missouri, Mort Walker’s alma mater (click here to see previous post).
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