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Marine museum to honor war horse with monument

Jul. 17, 2013 - 11:26AM   |  
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DUMFRIES, VA. — A heroic Korean War horse is getting a monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in time to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the warís end.

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation said a statue of Staff Sgt. Reckless will be installed Thursday in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park adjacent to the museum. A dedication ceremony will be held July 26.

Reckless was purchased by a Marine from a local boy during the war. The horse was used to carry ammunition to the front lines. During the violent, five-day Battle of Outpost Vegas, Reckless made 51 trips up and down a steep mountain to reach Marines with supplies.

The museum also has added an exhibit to the Korean War gallery highlighting Reckless, including artifacts and photos.

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