The U.S. Postal Service will release a commemorative stamp in March honoring Bill Mauldin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist who boosted the spirits of American soldiers with his World War II cartoons. The black-and-white stamp includes a photo of Mauldin with a sketchbook in hand and a shy smile on his face, along with a drawing of his iconic GIs, Willie and Joe. After the war, Mauldin went on to a celebrated career as an editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Chicago Sun-Times. To learn more about Mauldin and his unique role in American history, check out Todd DePastino’s acclaimed biography, Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front.
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