Willie and Joe
#71

Some of my favorites. . .

 

SHOW THE ONE OF WILLIE & JOE AFTER 600 days of combat-- :armata_PDT_19:

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#72
It's great to see some activity on this topic again. Thanks Cap't and Vee!
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#73

http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/03/07/greene.mauldin.stamp/index.html?hpt=C2

 

Bill Mauldin gets his own stamp! :armata_PDT_37:

 

 

This is what's stated on the USPS site:

 

With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service honors Bill Mauldin, one of America’s favorite cartoonists. During World War II, military readers got a knowing laugh from Mauldin’s characters Willie and Joe, who gave their civilian audience an idea of what life was like for soldiers. After the war, Mauldin became a popular and influential editorial cartoonist. The stamp goes on sale in March.

 

In 1945, he won a Pulitzer Prize “for distinguished service as a cartoonist” and the Allied high command awarded him its Legion of Merit. His illustrated memoir, Up Front, was a bestseller. That same year, his “dogface” Willie appeared on the cover of Time.

 

U.S. Postal Service art director Terry McCaffrey chose to honor Mauldin through a combination of photography and an example of Mauldin’s art. The photo of Bill Mauldin is by John Phillips, a photographer for Life magazine; it was taken in Italy on December 31, 1943. Mauldin’s cartoon, showing his characters Willie and Joe, is used courtesy of the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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#74
Oh BTW, I also merged two ongoing topics regarding Bill. Willie and Joe and more Willie and Joe are now together under one heading.
Marion J Chard
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540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
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#75

Here's another that I don't think is posted anywhere on our forum. Saw this on FB today.
 

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#76

Geez! This is an old topic! Nice to see again!

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