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Bill Mauldin was born in New Mexico in 1921. He joined the United States Army in 1940 and began producing cartoons for the 45th Division News. In 1944 he became a full-time cartoonist for the Stars and Stripes. His cartoons often featured two infantrymen called Willie and Joe. He later recalled that: "I drew pictures for and about the soldiers because I knew what their life was like and understood their gripes. I wanted to make something out of the humorous situations which come up even when you don't think life could be any more miserable." "Just give me the aspirin. I already got a Purple Heart." Bill Mauldin, Stars and Stripes (1944) Mauldin's cartoons on the Second World War won the Pulitzer Prize. (above info from) http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ARTmauldin.htm
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