Dunlop director and World War 2 veteran Fred Cullen OAM was thrilled to meet then US Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremony at the MCG during Mr Biden’s visit to Australia in 2016.
The future President of the United States presented Fred with a restored US flag that Ivanhoe RSL, where Fred had been long term president, had held in its keeping since 1957. It was the first flag to go ashore at Guadalcanal and was presented to Ivanhoe by the 1st Marine Division. The flag had fallen into disrepair and the US Government agreed to have it restored and presented back to Ivanhoe in recognition of their concern for their national emblem.
Fred took the opportunity to resent Mr Biden with a Weary Dunlop badge and a copy of the book, Weary: an Australian Hero.