He was a Butcher by trade, who secretly wanted to be a doctor. He served in WWII in North Africa with Ray Johnson.
He worked in insurance and gambled heavily on the horses in his spare time. He built up quite a reputation as a lucky gambler after the war, but it was more due to his skill with numbers than luck.
Vince Dodds (Pritchett)
He was taken in and raised by Amy and Jack Dodds, becoming their only child in a sense, because their natural daughter was in an institution. He joined the military just to escape the pressure of entering his father's business.
He grew to be proud of his career, and learned a sense of dignity, compassion, and subtly that served him well. His parlor was directly across the street from Jack Dodds' shop.
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