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“I was warned never to volunteer for anything in the army but I ignored this advice and when they asked was anyone an artist I raised my hand for I was a commercial artist in civilian life.” (Memoir, page 2)

   Robert K. Bindig
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Bob Bindig, Camp Upton, NY [January 1944]
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: Psychological Warfare Detachment, Armed Forces, Pacific Theater of Operations
Service Location: Camp Grant, Illinois (basic training); Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado; Winters General Hospital, Topeka, Kansas; Manila (Philippines); Seoul, Korea
Rank: Staff Sergeant
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Bob Bindig didn’t embark for the Pacific Theater until the spring of 1945 and was in Manila when World War II ended. But his two prior years in service afforded him opportunities to practice drawing skills learned as an ad agency artist. He illustrated various military manuals and publications, and he drew a mural on the wall of a service club in Ft. Lewis, Washington. His letters home were housed in envelopes that wittily depicted his current preoccupations or state of mind. In postwar Korea, Bindig helped produce publications that would bring a sense of normalcy back to a once-occupied country. For Korean children aching for diversion, he drew a dialogue-free comic strip about twin bears with a penchant for mischief.

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