Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog’s Reflections: US Marine First Division Lands in 1943 Melbourne For R&R After Guadalcanal

“The exhilaration of that night! At first, I thought that it was my strange uniform and deep sunburn that marked me out for curiosity. But soon I realized that it was something more. I was the deliverer in the land that he has saved. The smiles and winks of the Melbourne crowds assured me of that: the street hawkers too, with their pennants- : “Good on you Yank. You saved Australia”-told me it was so. It was adulation and it was like a strong drink. I took it for a triumph and soon regarded every smile as a salute and every Melbourne girl as the fair reward for a sunburned deliverer. “

Robert Leckie “Helmet Under My Pillow” Bantam Books

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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