Cartoons: Soldier On

From World War I to Viet Nam, the Post has tried to lift up our soldiers with laughter.

Servicewoman reading a military manual; serviceman reading comics.

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Soldier punching a german kaiser
May 11, 1918
Herbert Johnson

 

Servicewoman wearing a hat with a flower on it.
“Why, it was like everyone else’s.”
Lundberg
September 13, 1941

 

Paratroopers
“I wish the boys back at the office could see me now…back at the office.”
December 6, 1941

 

Sailor with censored tatoos
“It’s the only way they’d let me go ashore.”
George Wolfe
March 28, 1942

 

Military tents
Ross
April 10, 1943

 

Battleship shooting back at a boat that insulted it through flag signals
“Good heavens! What do you suppose I said!”
Dave Geraro
April 10, 1943

 

Servicewoman reading a military manual; serviceman reading comics.
George Wolfe
June 19, 1943

 

A military couple comments on being in the South Asian Sea
“This is what we always dreamed of, dear, being alone together on a South Sea Island.”
Atkins
July 17, 1943

 

Two armies meet each other on a narrow mountain road
Chas. Allen
December 4, 1943

 

Army recruiter speaks to a prospective enlistee
“And every single morning you wake up to music!”
Gardner Rea
December 15, 1951

 

G.I. keeps messing up a drill
“Let’s go through that drill once more, Coogan!”
Tom Henderson
March 17, 1956

 

TV crew member asks a military unit to fight for the cameras
“Could you fellows make your counterattack 100 yards to the right? That’s where our TV cameras are set up.”
Don Orehek
March 25, 1967

 

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