This Mongolian bred mare was a true American War Hero! Two Purple Hearts and numerous other awards plus the official title of Staff Sergeant!
For the past several days I have posted about horses in war as a way to remember them leading up to Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. The posts have been grim reminders of the horrors of war. Today I would like to look at a brighter story and honor a horse hero who survived the Korean War.
In 1952 Reckless was bought by the US Marine Corps to serve as a pack horse for the Recoilless Rifle Platoon,Anti Tank Company of the 5th Marine Regiment in the Korean War.
The chestnut mare of Mongolian breeding was trained in battlefield skills: how to avoid being trapped in barbed wire, how to lie down when under fire, how to run for the bunker upon hearing “incoming”. She soon became friends with the troops and was allowed free run of the camp and spent nights inside with the troops. She had a remarkable…
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