Reckless: Pride of the Marines


The story of "Reckless" is one of the most heartwarming ever told about a horse. Heroic and true, it is an endearing tribute to both man and animal, and to the inviolable bond between them. Born in Korea, Reckless is sold to an American marine during the Korean War. Reckless is trained to help them carry shells for the Recoilless Rifle which they have nicknamed "Reckless", and she is dubbed with the same nickname. Her antics and her insatiable appetite for such surprising tidbits as poker chips, coca cola, shredded wheat, scrambled eggs and her specially made blanket of red silk bring amusement and relief to the soldiers in combat.

So completely does Reckless capture the hearts of her marine comrades that they present her with a special citation for bravery, promote her to the rank of sergeant and personally pay her way to the U.S. where she enjoys a well-earned retirement in Camp Pendleton, California.

2014 Reprint of 1955 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software.

Author: Andrew Geer; with introduction by Lt. Col. R. McC. Pate, USMC and foreword by Maj. Gen. E. A. Pollock, USMC. 224 pages.

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