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001    ocn863230117 
003    OCoLC 
005    20140401161433.0 
008    131119t20132013ctu           000 0 eng d 
020    9780989804004|q(pbk.) 
020    0989804003|q(pbk.) 
035    (OCoLC)863230117 
040    BIB|erda|cBIB|dKKS|dCKE 
049    CKEA 
090    DS918.15|b.B37 2013 
100 1  Barrett, Janet,|d1942- 
245 10 They called her Reckless :|ba true story of war, love and 
       one extraordinary horse /|cJanet Barrett. 
264  1 Chester, Connecticut :|bTall Cedar Books,|c2013. 
264  4 |c©2013 
300    177 pages, [14] pages of unnumbered plates :
       |billustrations ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    "First printing, 2013."--Verso of title page. 
520    "When the Marines of the Fifth Regiment's Recoilless Rifle
       Platoon acquired a small Korean pony to haul ammunition up
       the steep hills to the front lines, what they got was a 
       real-life hero, Reckless, the courageous and indomitable 
       warhorse who stood with her buddies for two years during 
       the Korean War, saving many lives, raising spirits, and 
       winning the love and respect of all who knew her.  She 
       came on base in October, 1952, disrupting a softball game 
       and capturing the attention of everyone around. 
       Immediately named for the reckless rifles she would supply,
       she began life with the Marines as private first class 
       Reckless. In short order, she was an integral member of 
       the platoon, learning quickly to run into her bunker when 
       incoming fire hit the camp, navigate the trails and hills 
       on her own, and calmly accept the roar of the recoilless 
       rifles at close range.  In skirmishes and firefights, and 
       ultimately in the savage Battle for Outpost Vegas, 
       Reckless showed her bravery and resilience. In that last 
       bloody fight, surpassing all expectations, she hauled 
       ammunition for three days and nights wherever it was 
       needed. For wounds sustained, she was awarded two Purple 
       Hearts. Ever the character, she also shared her buddies' C
       -rations and mess hall chow, beers and an occasional 
       whiskey, and on cold nights, their warm tents. She was 
       promoted to sergeant by the commander of the First Marine 
       Division. Then, in late 1954, the men got their wish, and 
       Sergeant Reckless sailed for San Francisco, a hero's 
       welcome, and another new life.  Enhancing Reckless' story 
       is an extensive selection of photographs of her time in 
       Korea and, later, during her years at Camp Pendleton in 
       California. Many of them come from the private collections
       of the Marines who knew her, and have never before been 
       published. The contributions of some 60 Marines in all, 
       who came forward to share their memories of Reckless, made
       it possible to tell her story"--Amazon. 
610 10 United States.|bMarine Corps|xHistory|yKorean War, 1950-
650  0 War horses|zKorea. 
650  0 Korean War, 1950-1953|xCavalry operations. 
650  0 Korean War, 1950-1953|vPersonal narratives, American. 
914    MID.b2315374x 
994    02|bCKE 

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