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Tom’s war horse of the week: Sgt. Reckless of the U.S. Marine Corps

A Best Defense reader, apparently thinking that other species should get some of the love, recommends reading about Sgt. Reckless, a mare who carried supplies under fire during the Korean War. On one day alone, according to this website, she made 51 trips, carrying almost five tons of ammunition. Most of the time she worked ...

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A Best Defense reader, apparently thinking that other species should get some of the love, recommends reading about Sgt. Reckless, a mare who carried supplies under fire during the Korean War. On one day alone, according to this website, she made 51 trips, carrying almost five tons of ammunition. Most of the time she worked unescorted. She loved to eat scrambled eggs and pancakes. She was buried with military honors at Camp Pendleton.

Meanwhile, in a nod to other countries, a reader sends in this link to an odd photo of a World War II German military dog cart.

(HTs to RR and MB)

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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