As an ace fighter pilot in the Vietnam War, Tom Williams flew over 60 successful missions during his three tours of duty and is rumored to have fathered nearly as many orphans. He miraculously walked away from 11 different plane crashes with his dignity, as well as his canteen of bourbon, intact. He spent his days in the sky and his nights in the gutter. Upon his return he was greeted as a war hero and elected to the Senate the same year as Jack’s father, whom he quickly befriended. Multiple terms in the Senate have left Tom a gruff, grizzled husk of his former self with a “won’t-do” attitude. If he were a tree, he would be a dried-up, hollow tree that smells of bourbon and likes Asian women.