Monsieur Vitry served in the Departmental Guard during the Napoleonic wars. The Departmental Guards were equivalent of American national guard units and not a front line unit. However this has not dampened Vitry's obvious pride and swagger. He sports an impressive moustache as well as a fabulous hat that could double as a dust mop. I am not sure if there was a Madame Vitry but I wonder if she was able to resist the temptation to do a little dusting with that plume.