Sgt. Reckless Hero of the Marine Corps.

This Mongolian bred mare was a true American War Hero! Two Purple Hearts and numerous other awards plus the official title of Staff Sergeant!

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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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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Irene says:

    What an amazing horse and a hero, indeed. 😊

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes she was a hero for sure.

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  2. Emma Cownie says:

    I like her sticky-up Mongolian mane! It’s makes her look unruly rather than reckless. She sounds like a great horse!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I suspect they trimmed her mane so that it would not get tangled up with the lines she was taking back and forth to the battlefield. Yes she was a real hero.

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      1. Emma Cownie says:

        I never thought of that!

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  3. Sarah Davis says:

    She looks tough. I

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I think she must have been!

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  4. Judy says:

    Thank you for introducing me to this hero! I’ve read several books, visited her statue at the Kentucky Horse Park, and joined a FB page that honors her.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      That is terrific. I’m so happy tonhear that. Thanks Judy

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  5. Scrambled eggs and Coca-Cola! What an interesting story.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yup. Not the usual.horse feed

      Like

  6. Yes, I read the book about her! Amazing!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes she was a real hero. Thanks for this comment !🐴💕

      Like

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