Sgt. Reckless! She started out as a simple pack horse and ended up with 8 awards for her service including 2 Purple Hearts as well as a French Fourragere and Staff Sergent chevron. She retired at Camp Pendleton and continued to be a favorite Marine Mascot until her death in 1968.
Life Magazine named the filly in the photo as one of the Top 100 Heroes in American History. She served in the Korean War with such distinction she was awarded the rank of Staff Sergeant USMC. Her name would become SSgt Reckless. In May of 1968 SSgt Reckless, USMC died. Please never forget her…..and don’t let history forget her, either. Her Facebook page is here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sgt-Reckless/168429476628917?ref=ts=ts Her website is here: http://www.sgtreckless.com/