Sad Sack

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Sad Sack

who can’t do anything right. [Comics: “The Sad Sack” in Horn, 595–596]

Sad Sack

hapless and helpless soldier; resigned to his fate. [Comics: Horn, 595–596]

Sad Sack

whose travails reflect those of all soldiers. [Comics: Horn, 595–596]
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Sad Sack, a drafted Army private, was a disheveled-looking chap, with a big nose and big ears.
No matter what kind of day you had had, you could pretty much count on Sad Sack having a worse one.
Baker explained in a 1946 interview available on the official Sad Sack Web site, "The underlying story of Sad Sack was his struggle with the Army, in which I tried to symbolize the difficulties and frustrations of all enlisted men.
Baker spent every spare moment from then on creating Sad Sack cartoons for Yank.