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March 28, 2018

1stLt Mort Walker US Army (1943-1947)

by dianeshort2014

View the service history of Cartoonist:

Mort-with-Camera

View his service history on TogetherWeServed.com

http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/242515

Short Bio: Mort Walker, whose “Beetle Bailey” comic strip followed the exploits of a lazy G.I. and his inept cohorts at the dysfunctional Camp Swampy, and whose dedication to his art form led him to found the first museum devoted to the history of cartooning, died Jan. 27 at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 94.

In 1942, Mr. Walker was drafted. “Little did I know,” he wrote decades later in the pictorial memoir “Mort Walker’s Private Scrapbook,” “that I was going to get almost four years of free research.”

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