I had this brilliant (I thought so, at least) idea of having Archer be in the reserve military and he's working in the bookstore to make a living (my uncle just joined the reserves and he shared a lot of stories :) Then there's some sort of crisis situation in the Middle East and he has to go over there. It'll make for an interesting plot twist and we can have a really big 'happy tears' reunion between him and Sadie
Buddy Ebsen (actor). Joined the US Coast Guard in 1941, and was given the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade. This wartime rank was one step up from the rank of Ensign, the usual rank given newly appointed naval officers in peacetime. Ebsen served as damage control officer and later as executive officer on the Coast Guard-manned Navy frigate USS Pocatello, which recorded weather at its “weather station” These patrols consisted of 30 days at sea, followed by 10 days in port in Seattle.