After almost two weeks, it’s time for Beetle and Sarge to say goodbye to Mr. and Mrs. Bailey and head back to Camp Swampy.
Sarge has enjoyed himself so much that he is already looking forward to the next visit.
It doesn’t take long for Sarge to get back in character after he returns to Camp.We hope you have enjoyed this story from our archives.
Beetle Bailey Sunday page, December 21, 2003.
In the Sunday page episode above, from the 2003 furlough sequence, Sarge explains to Beetle’s father some of Otto’s unique attributes.
The story continues with the two daily strips below, as Sarge takes full advantage of Mrs. Bailey’s home cooking.
On Christmas Eve, Beetle’s Mom tries to get Sarge to have more patience and understanding for her baby boy.The Christmas Day strip features the full-cast, including Beetle’s sister Lois and the rest of the Flagston family.
Beetle took his first furlough home to visit his family in 1952. The introductory set of daily strips in this series can be seen at: http://beetlebailey.com/2015/08/21/the-first-furlough-part-1/
To complete the story from 1952, click the “next” button in the upper right-hand corner of the web page to see the following two posts.
In April 1954, Beetle went home again and visited his sister Lois and her husband Hi. They became the stars of their own strip six months later.