Korean War Horse “Reckless”

RecklessA heroic Korean War horse is getting a monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in time to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the war’s end. The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation says a statue of Staff Sgt. Reckless will be installed in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park adjacent to the museum on Thursday. A dedication ceremony will be held July 26. Reckless was purchased by a Marine from a local boy during the war. The horse was used to carry ammunition to the front lines. During the violent, five-day Battle of Outpost Vegas, Reckless made 51 trips up and down a steep mountain to reach Marines with supplies. The museum also has added an exhibit to the Korean War gallery highlighting Reckless, including artifacts and photos.