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Bill Mauldin
Original name: William Henry Mauldin
Birth: Oct. 29, 1921
Mountain Park
Otero County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 2003
Newport Beach
Orange County
California, USA

Pulitzer Prize winning Cartoonist. Most remembered for his World War II cartoon soldiers, Willie and Joe, who came to represent the American GI in that war. Born William Henry Mauldin and raised in Mountain Park, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mauldin developed his art talent in high school, and attended the Academy of Fine Art in Chicago. In 1940, he enlisted in the US Army, and started drawing cartoons for the 45th Division's newspaper. This brought him to the attention of the Stars and Stripes, a service wide newspaper, and he joined the staff there, continuing his drawing. Promoted to Sergeant, he was given wide latitude in getting his material, which brought him criticism from such high-ranking officers as General Patton. However, he would allow nothing to stop him from continuing his work. He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1945, with his series "Up Front with Mauldin." After the war, he free-lanced for a time, and then joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1958, then switching to the Chicago Sun-Times in 1962. He won his second Pulitzer Prize in 1959, for his editorial cartoon depicting Soviet writer Boris Pasternak as a Soviet prisoner asking another Gulag prisoner "I won the Nobel Prize for literature; what was your crime?" Among his principal books of cartoons are Up Front (1945), A Sort of a Saga (1949), Bill Mauldin in Korea (1952), and The Brass Ring (1971). Mauldin also appeared in the movie "The Red Badge of Courage" (1951). In his later years, he battled Alzheimer's Disease, suffering severely from its dehabilitating effects. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
 
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  Natalie Sarah Evans Mauldin (1924 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  Kaja Lisa Mauldin (1978 - 2001)*
 
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Cause of death: Complications of Alzheimer's disease
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 64, Lot 6974
 
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Record added: Jan 22, 2003
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