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True USMC Horse story — an American Hero

This is a really interesting story.

This horse was a packhorse during the Korean war, and she carried recoilless 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. 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….

Video:  Sgt Reckless – Korean War Horse Hero

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.

Go to www.SgtReckless.com – The story of Sgt. Reckless, a horse so heroic during the Korean war she was promoted to Staff Sergeant by the Commandant of the US Marine Corps, and is listed alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and John Wayne as one of our all-time heroes. Please go to http://www.sgtreckless.com for more information, and join the Official Sgt. Reckless Fan Club on Facebook.

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October 5, 2011 - Posted by | animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Service and Military Animals | ,

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