I have a hard time with animal stories. I cried most of the way through Marley and Me. And don’t even get me started on Lassie. But Reckless isn’t a sad story, this amazing horse gets through the war with her marines and retires in Ft. Pendleton.
I can’t begin to do justice to her story so here are just a few of the facts.
She was purchased from a young Korean boy for $250 and joined the marines to carry ammunition to the front lines. But she went the extra mile. During the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas, this little mare made 51 trips up and down the hill by herself. No one was leading her. On the way up she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers. The video (click here) shows what she went through on these trips.
My sister-in-law sent me this link though after seeing it I found a lot of information is out there. This is one fantastic horse. And, one fantastic veteran. I am so glad she got to come home to America and enjoy a well earned retirement.