Cotton Lyndal Hill is the father of Hank
, a misogynist ex-military man with potential homicidal tendencies. He is considered a World War II hero, and he had his shins blown off by the Japanese while he was in combat. Cotton is excessively proud of his military achievements, and has the tendency to exaggerate and exploit his experiences. He always berates his son and looks down on women, and he never calls Peggy by her first name. He had an affair with a Japanese nurse during the war, and they produced a son named Junichiro. Cotton again fathered a child, his third one, even when he is already 75-years old.