Willie & Joe Cartoons

Willie & Joe Cartoons

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    Willie & Joe Cartoons

    You'll be dating yourself if you admit you remember the Willie & Joe cartoons, by the late WW2 correspondent Bill Mauldin, originally published in Stars & Stripes.

    I remember them well.

    Click here for a nostalgia trip.

    As an aside, the late Charles Schulz, the creator of Peanuts, was a friend of Bill Mauldin. On Veterans Day, Snoopy would always go to Bill's house to quaff a few root beers and tell war stories.

    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


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    Thanks CC, those are pretty darn good

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    "I feel like a fugitive from th' law of averages."

    Too dang good!
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Mauldin was one of a kind! If you get the chance, read "The Brass Ring", his autobiography, and "Up Front", a chronicle of WWII action and anecdotes.

    Any infantryman can appreciate the humor and reality of Willie and Joe.
    "We're paratroopers. We're supposed to be surrounded!" Dick Winters

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    I have an original Up Front by Bill Mauldin, Fifth printing, First Edition, May 1945 given by my Grandparents to my Father September 13, 1945 upon his return from the European Theater.

    One of the really treasured keepsakes I have. I've read it numerous times.

    They still make me laugh, and remember my Grandmother and my Dad.
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    Thanks Cap'n
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    I have a copy of a paperback book by Bill Mauldin called "Mud & Guts A look at the common soldier of the American Revolution". It was a special edition book printed for the National Park Service in 1978. Don't know if it's still available, but I got mine!!

    Think Willie and Joe, but about 200 years earlier.

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    I hope theres a View for the Enlisted here........
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    I've got a book, I can't remember the name now, but I'll look it up later of all the Willie & Joe comics from WWII.
    The jokes are just priceless.
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    and a high school education to fix'em!

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    Although I am way too young to have been around during WWII, I do enjoy his panels.

    Among the some 1,500 cartoons Mauldin has drawn during his career, he acknowledges only one favorite. It annoys him that none of his fans has been moved to rave over it. This drawing -- a captionless one -- shows an old cavalry sergeant pointing his revolver, in grief, at the radiator of his jeep, which has a broken wheel. 'I think that's really funny,' says Mauldin."
    Someone had to do it, so I will. He's pointing his 1911 at the Jeep.
    eschew obfuscation

    The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD

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    I remember reading my Dad's copy of Up Front many years ago. I wish I had thought to keep it when he passed. It probably went to goodwill along with a bunch of other books and things I really wish I had now.


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