Redd fills the gender role that male veterans are harsh people in general. Redd is mean to his children and tends to push off anyone who is friendly to him except his wife. He is an angry but quick witted person who always has an insult.
We were learning about and the we were on D-Day and so my teacher said "U.S.A, britain, and Canada were in this war, fighting.." or something like that.. And a kid said "Canada has an army?!" I was like face palm.