VFW honors Marines with Korean War horse
November 07, 2013, 7:09 pm by Alexandria Randolph
The Marble Falls VFW Post 10376 will be featuring a very special veteran for their Veterans Day celebration – a mare by the name of Sgt. Reckless.
First named "Flame-in-the-Morning,” the mare was bought by Lt. Eric Pedersen from a Korean boy at the Seoul Race Track, said the Sgt. Reckless official website.
Sgt. Reckless, as she was renamed, served the US Marine Corps during the Korean War by carrying weapons and ammunition to marines on the front lines as well as carrying the wounded down the mountainside to safety. She was wounded twice, but never stopped her mission.
"There will be a marine in uniform to read the brief history, accomplishments and awards of Sgt. Reckless,” said Post Commander Bob Hansen.
Hansen said that the mare received many awards during her tenure in the Marine Corps, including two purple hearts and medal of good conduct. She became a National Hero in 1954 after an article about her appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.
For the full story, see the weekend edition of The Highlander.
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