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Ssgt. "Flame" Reckless
Birth: 1947, South Korea
Death: May 13, 1968
California, USA

Sgt Reckless - Korean War Horse Hero

A little Sorrel Filly(Mongolian Mare)owned by a young Korean boy named Kim Huk Moon. He sold his beloved mare to buy a an artificial leg for his older sister, Chung Soon. Kim's sister had lost her leg in a landmine accident. Flame-in-the-Morning was purchased in South Korea in 1952 by Marine Lt Eric Pedersen for $250.00 at a Seoul Race Track. She was a chestnut brown mare with a white blaze on her face. Flame-in-the-Morning was renamed Sgt. Reckless by her troop, who trained her to transport ammunition, ignore artillery fire, avoid incoming fire, get into and out of military vehicles, even to string telephone wire! She was brought to the U.S.A. by a Private Company after the war. She lived out her life as a War Hero at Camp Pendleton, CA. Where she is buried. She had 4 Foals.

Military:
5th Marines
Recoilless Rifle Co.
1st Marine Div.

Began Service: 1952 at age 5 years
Promoted to: Staff Sargent 1959
Retired: Nov. 10, 1960
with full military honors!

Reckless' decorations included two Purple Hearts, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with star, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, all of which she proudly wore on her scarlet and gold blanket.The 68th awarded of the "Dickin Medal" by Great Britan this year postumously.

The story of Sgt Reckless - Korean War Horse Hero. A horse so heroic during the Korean war she was promoted to Staff Sergeant by the Commandant of the US Marine Corps, and is listed alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and John Wayne as one of our all-time heroes.
Listed but not recognized!

SSgt. Reckless has her own web site at which they are collecting to add a Monument to her unmarked grave.

Update!!! Monument is underway!!!
Visit her site for details!
Visit: Sgt Reckless Fan Club 
 
Burial:
Camp Pendleton
Oceanside
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Unmarked / Behind Stables
 
Created by: Lettie Kirby
Record added: Jun 28, 2011
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- Jim Childers
 Added: Dec. 4, 2016
Thank you, Sargent Reckless for your service to our country, and to ALL the Marines who served with you. SEMPER FI.
- Theron & Helen Smith
 Added: Oct. 30, 2016

- WDK
 Added: Oct. 26, 2016
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