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Old 01-03-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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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

leading her.

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

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Old 01-03-2012, 01:07 AM   #2
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Haven't watched it yet, but I will. I have a love for horses, been in my blood since the beginning of my family name. I have heard stories about this particular sergeant reckless, from the moto pictures all over camp lejeune, she would also lay down and take cover from incoming fire, and supposedly has saved lives by doing so, taking cover before an enemy attack was underway, thereby giving a few precious seconds of warning to nearby troops.
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