By 1812Blockhouse

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, The Ohio State University at Mansfield is hosting a special Veterans’ Day event that pays tribute to an unlikely hero: a horse named Reckless. This original work will be showcased on Friday, November 10 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, November 11 at 2:30 PM, and Sunday, November 12 at 2:30 PM. Admission is absolutely free.

Not Just a Horse: The Legend of Sergeant Reckless

Sergeant Reckless was no ordinary horse. She served alongside U.S. Marines during the Korean War, earning her stripes in more ways than one. Wounded in combat twice, she became the first horse in the Marine Corps to participate in an amphibious landing. From a scrawny, frightened mare, Reckless transformed into a battle-hardened hero, embodying the spirit of resilience and courage.

Recognitions and Honors

For her valor and service, Reckless was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, and Presidential Unit Citations from two countries. Her story is not just an account of bravery but also a testament to the enduring bonds formed between soldiers and their animal companions in the theater of war.

The Original Work

The event at The Ohio State University at Mansfield aims to bring Sergeant Reckless’s story to life through an original work. It’s a fitting tribute to a horse who became a Marine, and to all who served in the Korean War. The narrative will explore the emotional and historical depth of her journey, offering a unique lens through which to view the complexities and sacrifices of war.

Event Details

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a touching tribute. The event will take place at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, located at 1760 University Dr. As a reminder, there is no charge for event, making it accessible for everyone to attend and pay their respects.

Source, Photo: OSUM

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