Michael T. Hodgson.
The book is from the Army Times Publishing Company, copyright 1970. Given the amount of love between the Army and the US Marine Corps, that must have hurt that the Army published Hodgson’s cartoons about the US Marines.
Unfortunately, my only copy of this book has been through a lot. The back cover was obviously used by a child to practice scrawls and glue application. Not much remains of the book description from that cover.
However, the introduction on the second page did survive some type of water bath, and provides the following. Hodgson was born in Modesto, CA around 1945, and served in Vietnam in 1966. He drew and sent home cartoons. Eventually “Sgt Mike” was syndicated to about 60 outlets. At the time of publication, he was attending college in Whittier, CA. He was married in 1970. He is also known for his works in oils.
He has three publications.
“With Sgt. Mike,” Published in one edition in 1969.
“With Sgt. Mike in Vietnam,” two editions, published in 1970.
“The Best of Sgt. Mike,” one edition, 1973.
I came across a blog with a bunch of “Sgt. Mike” cartoons, which the author had clipped from newspapers. Here is the link.
I found the photo of Michael T. Hodgson dated March, 2012 on a website.
In closing, there is one cartoon where a colonel is telling someone, “We’ve got to get Sgt. Rathman in a position where he’s not responsible for anything. I figure we can either bust him to private or promote him to second lieutenant.”
My kind of Marine Corps.
Ted Bryant, Cpl (E-4), USMC retired.