OPEN THIS AND WATCH THIS STORY.ITS GREAT.
Reckless - a Marine Hero
Reckless was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried
re-coilless rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines. Nothing too unusual about
that, lots of animals got pressed into doing pack chores in many wars.
But this horse did something more….during the battle for a location called
Outpost Vegas, this mare made 50 trips up and down the hill, on the way
up she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers…
What was so amazing? Well she made every one of those trips without anyone
I can imagine a horse carrying a wounded soldier, being smacked on the
rump at the top of the hill, and heading back to the safety of the rear.
But to imagine the same horse, loaded with ammunition, and trudging back to
the battle where artillery is going off, without anyone leading her is
unbelievable. To know that she would make 50 of those trips is unheard of.
Hell, how many horses would even make it back to the barn once, let alone
return to you in the field one single time.
So here is a clip of her story and photos to prove where she was and what
she did…. _HERE_ Sgt Reckless - Korean War Horse Hero - YouTube
She was retired at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton where a
General issued the following order…she was never to carry any more weight on her
back except her own blankets. She died in 1968 at the age of 20.
P.S. How bad was the battle for Outpost Vegas…. Artillery rounds fell at
the rate of 500 per hour, and only two men made it out alive without
wounds. Just two. And a horse, and she was wounded twice.
Sgt Reckless - Korean War Horse Hero - YouTube