Willie Gillis at Northwestern College


During the WWII years Norman Rockwell created a character named Willie Gillis - an ordinary guy from a small town who joined the army.  Rockwell chronicled his experiences in the war in a series of Saturday Evening Post covers.  After the war, he showed us Gillis returned to civilian life - above you see him in college, on the G. I. Bill, having survived and put on a little weight.
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