Happy Memorial Weekend!
Here's another reason to love mares, Sergeant Reckless, the most decorated War Horse in history. She braved live combat to rescue troops and deliver ammunition during the Korean War and continued to do her job even after being wounded. For that, she won the Purple Heart. It should be noted, many of her missions were conducted alone, with no handler, she braved open-fire combat to seek, find, and deliver stranded troops.
Not surprisingly, the soldiers loved and respected her:
"She quickly became part of the unit and was allowed to roam freely through camp, entering the marines' tents, where she would sleep on cold nights, and was known for her willingness to eat nearly anything, including scrambled eggs, beer, coca-cola and, once, about $30 worth of poker chips."
It's an amazing story for Memorial Day. Heroes come in all different types, don't they?
Here's to Reckless, and other heroes like her.
Wouldn't you love to have a baby from Reckless?