A Hero to Remember: A tribute to Bill Mauldin

World War IV will be fought with rocks and sticks as everyone eats grass.

Fellowship of the Minds

A 90-year-old WWII vet at the retirement center where I work shared this with me. I must admit, I had never heard of Bill Mauldin before. From Wikipedia:

William Henry “Bill” Mauldin (October 29, 1921 – January 22, 2003) was an American editorial cartoonist who won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He was most famous for his World War II cartoons depicting American soldiers, as represented by the archetypal characters Willie and Joe, two weary and bedraggled infantry troopers who stoically endure the difficulties and dangers of duty in the field. These cartoons were widely published and distributed in the American army, abroad and in the United States.

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Here’s the story the vet shared with me.

He meant so much to the millions of Americans who fought in World War II, and to those who had waited for them to come home. He was…

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