December 17, 2002

Bill Mauldin, in hospital, looking for WWII vetrans to talk to

The Comics Journal: ˇJournalista!

The one thing I've gotten from my grandfather over the years, besides a problematic and huge self-centeredness, is a book by Bill Mauldin; Mr. Mauldin did comics during WWII for Stars and Stripes, in the field; and his cartoons were from the point of view of the dogfaces, not the upper brass.

He's also won the Pulitzer prize twice, once for his war work at age *23*, and once for his later work. He also was, as I believe off the top of my head, quite reviled by Nixon and on his Enemies' List. He also worked for a very, very long time: he visited and drew cartoons during the Gulf War as well.

In essence, this guy is the tops in cartooning & as a human. And he's sick.

A couple of years ago, he got burned in a household accident. He's living in a nursing home, alone. And he needs your help.

It's been asked if any WWII vetrans can send him letters of well wishes; I'm asking that anyone who can write do so as well.

This is being coordinated by a columnist, Gordon Dillow, at the Orange County Register. If you want to send a card, the address is:

Bill Mauldin C/O Gordon Dillow
Orange County Register
625 N. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92701.

Gordon Dillow's e-mail address is

Posted by Ted Stevko at December 17, 2002 06:06 AM

I hope that the sketches my late brother did in the Army in 1944 will cheer you up.

Mr Dillow, you can get a free review copy of my book from 1stBooks contact Cindy Baker, Press Release Coordinator, Tel 1-800-839-8640 x 244
fax 1-812-339-6554 e-mail

A review will be appreciated and, of course, share the book with Bill Mauldin.

Thank you,

Bob Fondes
WWII veteran

Posted by: Bob Fondes at February 18, 2003 08:37 AM

I am sure my Father has some of the comics in his war log. He was a P.O.W. in Germany for 27 months.

Posted by: at March 7, 2004 12:37 PM

Living WWII vetrans

Posted by: Jacob Hardaway at March 26, 2004 10:25 AM

I'm a highschool student and i am looking for someone to talk to about wwii for a project.If you can help let me know:)
Thank you so much !!!!1

Posted by: Nikita at May 4, 2004 01:03 PM

Ahh yes, I remember you well-buck up soldier-keep fighting. Thank you for everything that you have done. You are a hero in many peoples eyes-I am 54 yrs. I know you have a lot to give. Once again, thank you. Sincerely, Allison Robinson

Posted by: allison at April 2, 2005 07:31 PM