Accession Number:

AD1111123

Title:

NCO History Paper-Sergeant William H. Maudlin

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-02-24

Pagination or Media Count:

6

Abstract:

William H. Mauldin was born and raised in the southwest. As a young boy he became interested in books and drawing. From his first drawings of military maneuvers near his home to his creation of Willie and Joe during World War II, Maudlin would provide humor for generations. His portrayal of the everyday soldier on the front and later his political cartoons would earn him two Pulitzer Prizes for cartooning, one as a sergeant and one as a civilian. He would become gravelly ill and receive thousands of cards and letters from the Soldiers he represented in his Willie and Joe cartoon panel. Upon his death, he was honored with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]