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A Horse Named Reckless

A Horse Named Reckless

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"Reckless" was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried recoil-less 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 Marines…

What was so amazing?

Well she made every one of those trips through enemy fire and without anyone leading her.

Here's her story and photos to prove where she was and what she did….


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I love animals and history and that was a great story that I knew nothing about, thanks for sharing.

Here's another great warhorse

Here's another great warhorse in American history; General Sheridan's Rienzi. Another interesting tidbit is that the horse was stuffed and is on display in the Smithsonian.


"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -Ayn Rand

Great story! The horse people

Great story! The horse people on DP should love it.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

Thanks emalvini.

I put it on the list for later.

Your posts are always fun, informative, and worth reviewing.

Thanks "Double D"

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