Post Office to honor Bill Mauldin
The Oklahoman‘s David Zizzo recapped the career of World War II cartoonist Bill Mauldin, who will be honored on a U.S. postage stamp in March, in this NewsOK article.
“Bill Mauldin’s cartoons during the war were a major source of morale enhancement,” Mike Gonzales told Zizzo. Gonzales, As curator of the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City, sent photos to the Postal Service, one of which was used to create the stamp.
Gonzales recounted the popularity of Mauldin among the troops.
“Everybody knew that nobody touched the Bill Mauldin cartoon until everybody had a chance to read it,” Gonzales said. “There were some guys who didn’t read anything in the paper except the cartoon.
“‘Willie and Joe’ were of tremendous significance to soldiers over there.”
Check out the entire article at NewsOK.
- Matt Price
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