Friday, May 22, 2015

Sergeant Reckless, The Most Decorated Horse in History

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?


  1. Oh my gosh, this is just the most amazing story of an unbelievably phenomenal horse!!! I pretty much cried all the way through this, such feelings of respect and pride. Yes, a mare with so much heart that it's difficult to comprehend. Can you just imagine how valuable she was to all those Marines? She offered so much more than what her "job" entailed, she brought hope, a bit of home and I'm sure, a very much-needed distraction from where they were and what was going on. I can't even imagine how much she was loved, and how well they all took care of her. God bless Reckless!!! I can't wait to meet her in heaven someday... thanks so much for sharing this wonderful story!! Hope you have a great weekend too Linda. Just awesome.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! The story was sent to me via Facebook this morning, and I just had to share it. All those things we think about our horses...they're true!

  2. OMG - so touching. Thanks so much for telling the story of Reckless, the Marine Mare.

  3. I've read about Reckless before. She was unbelievable. What a special mare.

  4. Just checking in with you. Hope all is well and you're enjoying this summer and time with your horses. :)


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