War Correspondents: Up Front Once More

As a battle-scarred veteran with two wars to his credit, Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Cartoonist Bill Mauldin, 43, has developed a Pavlovian response to the sound of gunfire. He was practically weaned Up Front.* A downy-cheeked sergeant in World War II, he drafted the immortal dogfaces Willie and Joe, followed up in 1952 with a sketch-board tour of combat in Korea. Sooner or later he was sure to wind up in South Viet Nam, and last week Cartoonist Mauldin was once more up to his ears in his natural element.

Not long after he...

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