It's not every day a corporal gets a call from a general. Commanding General Parker of the 78th Infantry Division in Germany, where Tom was assigned, knew of Tom's artistic talent. You're looking at the early genius of Tom for brilliantly chronicling (on two pages) the drive of the 78th during World War II. Tom's two pages did what a 30-page booklet took to describe the assault across Germany. Note how Tom circled the year, which he carried through with all his cartoons at Petersen: Cpl. Tom Medley, 45.