They refer to the Korean War as "The Forgotten War" and it is unfortunately true. You see or read very little about the conflict and it is not glorified in movies as other conflicts. But American soldiers fought and died in this war so it is truly a shame that so many Americans know so little about what happened in this war.
There was a movie just recently released by Steven Spielberg called "Warhorse." When I heard about it I thought it was about the war hero horse "Reckless" who was real and had a "distinguished" tour of duty during the Korean War. I was disappointed when I found out it was not and so Reckless is still relegated to obscurity. That is why I felt it was essential to bring the story of Reckless to light so people could learn about a true "hero" animal. It is pretty amazing when you will find out that Reckless was named one of America's 100 greatest heroes by Life magazine. So read below and click on the link in order to be enlightened about an amazing true story that has been sadly forgotten of a heroic animal who took part in a conflict which has gotten little of the respect it deserved historically.
"Semper fi," Reckless.
(The Marine motto...short for Semper fidelis, always faithful)
Reckless - a Marine Hero
But to imagine the same horse, loaded with ammunition, and trudging back to the battle where artillery is going off, without anyone leading her is unbelievable. To know that she would make 50 of those trips is unheard of. Hell, how many horses would even make it back to the barn once, let alone return to you in the field one single time.