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My Bill Mauldin Story, or: A Tale of Two Vets

Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 3:45 AM
My second (of three) Vietnam tour resulted in five months or so of hospital time. On convalescent leave I took correspondence courses in Political Science. I distinctly remember Paul Douglas's stories on campaigning. Even in that setting, you could tell that he typified "SEMPER FI". BTW: the course was sponsored by a Texas Democrat named Kent Hance. Kent is now a Republican------the kind that would make Charles Percy soild his underthings.

Dear Vet,

Thanks for the memories, specifically the biographical sketch of Bill Mauldin, the great but never assuming cartoonist for Stars and Stripes during the World War, Act II.

I worked in a cubicle across from his office when I was an editorial writer at the Chicago Daily News in a different life, and he'd found refuge at our sister paper, the Sun-Times.

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Those were the days when we had 'em coming and going, morning and evening, the working stiffs on the South Side in the morning, then at the end of the workday the snap-brim commuters on the...

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