Staff Sergeant Reckless was a decorated war horse who held official rank in the United States Marine Corps. She was purchased in October 1952 for $250 In Seoul, Korea and trained to be a pack horse for the Recoilless Rifle Platoon, Anti-Tank Company, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. She served in numerous combat actions during the Korean War, carrying supplies and ammunition, and was also used to evacuate wounded. The highlight of her nine-month military career came in late March 1953 during the Battle for Outpost Vegas when, in a single day, she made 51 solo trips to resupply multiple front line units. She was wounded in combat twice, given the battlefield rank of corporal in 1953, and then a battlefield promotion to sergeant in 1954, then again to Staff Sergeant in 1959. She also became the first horse in the Marine Corps known to have participated in an amphibious landing, and following the war was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, and was included in her unit’s Presidential Unit Citations. What did you think? Please leave a comment in the section below and remember to share the video and sign up for our free newsletter!