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Posted: 8/29/2004 3:03:42 PM EST
Any Willy and Joe fans out there? This is one of my favorites!



"I need a couple guys what don't owe me money for
a little routine patrol."


Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:06:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 3:06:50 PM EST by panzersergeant]
Here's another one!



" Able Fox Five to Able fox. I got a target but ya gotta be patient."

Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:16:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 3:17:42 PM EST by kill-9]
In the Correspondents Corridor in the Pentagon, a large section of wall is dedicated to Willie & Joe and Bill Mauldin.

Here are more: ww2.pstripes.osd.mil/02/nov02/mauldin/
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:26:13 PM EST


"Nonsense. S-2 reported that machine gun silenced hours ago. Stop wiggling your fingers at me."

Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:29:46 PM EST
Love 'em. Mauldin's view and depiction of the war was super. Shame there aren't the likes of him now. We get Trudeau or how ever you spell it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:33:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:38:29 PM EST
Heck yeah! I love Willy and Joe cartoons. I have several favorites, but one is the one where the pilot of the Piper Cub is aiming his .45 out the window and says "What say we go down and strafe 'em?"

I have two books, Up Front and Bill Mauldin's Army. The Army book has a bunch of cartoons divided between training/garrison and ETO. I'm a 13A, so I'm kind of parial to the FA oriented cartoons as well. Course, I was 11B before I pinned on butter bars.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:44:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By redleg13a:
Heck yeah! I love Willy and Joe cartoons. I have several favorites, but one is the one where the pilot of the Piper Cub is aiming his .45 out the window and says "What say we go down and strafe 'em?"

I have two books, Up Front and Bill Mauldin's Army. The Army book has a bunch of cartoons divided between training/garrison and ETO. I'm a 13A, so I'm kind of parial to the FA oriented cartoons as well. Course, I was 11B before I pinned on butter bars.



I was also Field Artillery. How do you like Fort Sill?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:47:00 PM EST
Man that brings back some memories.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:05:41 PM EST
I didn't care for Aiming Circle Hill too much, but other than that, it wasn't too bad. Except manual gunnery. I hate manual gunnery. I'm from OK, so I rather enjoyed it.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 5:51:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
I was also Field Artillery. How do you like Fort Sill?


Can't forget the run from post out to Geronimo's grave and back!!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 5:55:27 AM EST
"Up front" is a great war book, not only for the cartoons, but Mauldin's text is terrific. I have an original edition of the book and guard it with my life.
My favorite is the Cavalry Sgt who is shooting his jeep because it has a broken axle. Simple, yet hilarious.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 5:55:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 5:59:41 AM EST
Classic stuff. The best humor is rooted in truth.

I remember one where there was a German POW and one of the guys wanted to know if he was the one who invented the 88- wanted a piece of him if he was.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 8:01:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Thanks for the memory refresher, panzersergeant.



Your welcome, 82ndAbn!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 9:27:50 AM EST

Can't forget the run from post out to Geronimo's grave and back!!


Ain't that the truth!
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