"Them old eagles sure spoil that new uniform, Colonel"
Pen and ink on board, 1947
Mauldin’s post-war cartoons addressed the experiences faced by soldiers returning home. His cartoons also addressed topics that included the segregation of the armed forces and the racism that had limited the opportunities available to minority soldiers. As the unofficial spokesman of the infantryman during the war, Mauldin believed that the injustices that continued to exist in the military needed to be exposed.