I just saw on the site THE FABULOUS FIFTIES, this news blurb. On March 13, Beetle Bailey will celebrate? his 60th year in the army. Does he have a stripe? Without going back and looking I couldn't tell you. I served 4 years in the military. That was more than enough time for the military and me to come to the conclusion that four years was plenty for both of us. My son's did better (which is no surprise) than I did. Mike served for ten years, and Tim did all of us proud when he served twenty and retired the undefeated champion.