As the nation marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, Staff Sgt. Reckless – a highly decorated war horse who served with the U.S. Marines during the war – was honored with a monument dedication ceremony at the Marine Corps Museum in suburban Virginia outside of Washington, DC.
In just one day of a five-day battle in March 1953, the Korean war horse made 51 solo trips carrying wounded soldiers and almost five tons of ammunition to the front lines under heavy fire. Wounded twice, she later received two Purple Hearts along with many other military decorations. The participants in this program include Korean War veterans who served with Sgt. Reckless, along with retired Lt. Gen. Robert Blackman – the President and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation – and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James Amos. At the end of this ceremony, there was an unveiling of the statue. The Sgt. Reckless Memorial Fund & Angels Without Wings co-hosted this event.