Have you heard the story of Reckless Korean War Horse Marine hero? Janet Barrett has written a wonderful account of a Jeju pony "drafted" by the U.S. Marines Fifth Regiment's Recoilless Rifle Platoon. From the racetrack of Korea, Reckless grew into a real-life hero of the Korean War. On today's show Janet joins us to share some of the stories about this amazing little horse. We get to know about the background of the men who took a chance on Reckless. We also gain some insight into how Reckless returned that trust.
Janet not only tells the story of Reckless' war heroics, but she also paints a wonderful portrait of her personality that endeared her to generals, officers, and enlisted men alike. The book covers the life of Reckless based on extensive interviews with over 60 Korean War veterans. The book is a wonderful read. Janet is a great storyteller and wonderful interview. More importantly, Janet offers background on the Korean War, sometimes referred to as The Forgotten War.
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