On the Radar
In many ways, Staff Sgt. Reckless was no different from the Marines she served beside during the Korean War. She braved enemy fire on many occasions, enjoyed scrambled eggs and coffee for breakfast, and her favorite pastime was drinking beer with comrades.
Except Reckless was a horse.
Reckless has long been considered a war hero for her service during the Korean War and was recently honored at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia, where a life-sized statue of the horse was unveiled.
Retired Marine Sgt. Harold Wadley, who served side-by-side with Reckless in the Korean War, spoke to “On the Radar” at the installation ceremony of the new Staff Sgt. Reckless statue and told of the horse’s unusual valor in braving enemy fire to bring reinforcement ammunition to her platoon on the front lines.
“The memory that stayed with me forever was the image of her when the flare lights were … coming in, and then she's struggling up the ridge,” Wadley recalled. “And she'sRead More »from The real war horse: The life and legend of the Marine Corps’ four-legged staff sergeant