Name: Soaky Drip
Other Names: Uncle Soaky
Creators: John Devlin
Number of Appearances: 1
Birth Place: USA
Note: Dewey Drip's uncle; "a born tank"
Not long after Deep South hillbilly Dewey Drip joined the U.S. Army, he was talking with a friend of his, a fellow new recruit soldier.
Dewey's friend asked him: "But, Dewey-- What makes y'think you'd do well in the tank corps?"
Dewey answered: "'Cause ah comes by it naturally-- folks said mah uncle, Soaky Drip was a born tank!"
What people meant when they called Soaky Drip a "born tank" is not completely clear in the context of this 1-page comic story. But the most likely meaning would seem to be that Soaky is a large, physically imposing person. This seems to be the most common meaning of the phrase "a born tank."
Nothing else is known about Dewey's uncle Soaky Drip. But presumably Soaky is a true hillbilly like his brother (Dewey's father).