Reflections of Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog: Casualty on Peleliu Island (1944)

“‘Then the mortars came in again. Chuckler got a big chunk in his left thigh, close up to the crotch.’ Runner laughed in retrospect. ‘It was funny. He was so scared he lost the family jewels. ‘Are they all right?’ he asked the corpsman. ‘Quick, tell me they are all right?’ ‘Take it easy’ the corpsman tells him. It wasn’t even close. You got plenty of sack time ahead of you.’ So the Chuckler lies back smiling. He was so relieved you’d think he only cut his finger or something. I swear he’d have begged the corpsman to shoot him if it had been the other way.”

Robert Leckie “Helmet For 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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