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Bill Mauldin

Bill Mauldin won his second Pulitzer Prize while working as an editorial cartoonist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His first came in 1945 for his depiction of war through the eyes of dogfaced cartoon characters Willie and Joe. He was 23, the youngest person to win the prize. Mauldin characterized himself “as independent as a hog on ice,” but his work with Willie and Joe endeared him to the grunts of the war, though not necessarily with the high-ranking officers. He authored sixteen books and a series of commemorative postage stamps was issued in his honor in 1993.