Beetle Bailey, an American comic strip by Mort Walker was first published in September 1950.

Set on a fictional United States Army post, the comic strip satirized the life of an Army private during American wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Source: Wikipedia

In the years just before Walker’s death in 2018 (at age 94), it was among the oldest comic strips still being produced by its original creator.

The characters in the comic strip included:

  • PVT Beetle Bailey
  • SGT Snorkel.
  • Cookie
  • Killer Diller
  • Private Plato
  • LT Fuzz
  • CPT Scabbard 
  • GEN Halftrack