Posted by: Gregoryno6 | July 28, 2013

“She wasn’t a horse… She was a Marine.”

et cetera*

Statue of Korean War horse Reckless to be unveiled at Marine museum in Virginia

By Joshua Rhett Miller

Published July 24, 2013

FoxNews.com
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Some 60 years after carrying wounded soldiers and ammunition during heavy firefights, a decorated war horse praised as America’s greatest equine soldier during the Korean War is finally being immortalized.

Staff Sgt. Reckless, a Mongolian mare that served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, made 51 solo trips during a five-day battle in March 1953, carrying nearly 10,000 pounds of ammunition and explosives from a supply depot to the front lines. 

She was wounded twice and later received two Purple Hearts for her service, as well as several other military decorations. On Friday, a 10-foot bronze statue of the courageous — and insatiable — horse will be unveiled at the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Va.

“She wasn’t a horse, she was a Marine,”…

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  1. Thx, good fellow. Helluva’ horse she was. About time other creatures of this Blue Orb, were recognized and honored for their service..


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