Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 22

Todd DePastino | Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front



Todd DePastino says that famed cartoonist, Bill Mauldin, was “a self-described ‘desert rat’ who rocketed to fame at the age of twenty-two, capturing the world of the American combat soldier during WWII.  His cartoon, Willie and Joe, appeared in Stars and Stripes and hundreds of newspapers back home, bearing grim witness to life in the foxhole. We’ve never viewed war in the same way since”

On our December 2015 episode of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with Todd DePastino, historian, writer, and executive director of the Veterans Breakfast Club–a Pittsburgh based nonprofit whose mission is to create communities of listening about veterans and their stories.  Recorded December 27, 2015. Host: Kevin Farkas. Audiography: Kevin Farkas.







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