Sgt Reckless:  America’s War horse

From racetrack to battlefield—dauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi—she was Reckless, “pride of the Marines.”

A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. To buy a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim made the difficult decision to sell his beloved companion. Lieutenant Eric Pedersen purchased the bodacious mare and renamed her Reckless, for the Recoilless Rifles Platoon of the 5th Marines.

The four-legged Marine braved minefields to deliver ammunition to her division on the firing sites. In one day alone, performing fifty-one trips up and down treacherous terrain, covering thirty-five miles, and rescuing wounded comrades-in-arms, Reckless demonstrated her devotion to the Marines who had become her herd.

Despite only measuring about thirteen hands, this pint-sized equine became an American hero. Reckless was awarded two Purple Hearts for her valor and was promoted to staff sergeant twice, a distinction never bestowed upon an animal before or since.

Author Robin Hutton has reignited excitement about this legend, realizing the Sgt. Reckless Monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and now overseeing the creation of a second memorial at Camp Pendleton, California.

This full biography of Sgt. Reckless includes 

interviews with the Marines who fought alongside her, revealing, at last, the complete and captivating tale of how a would-be Korean racehorse became one of the greatest Marine wartime heroes of all time. 

Sgt. Reckless brings the legend back to life more than half a century later. 

The Complete Biography
About the book
Title: Sgt Reckless: America’s War Horse
Publisher:  Regnery History
Release Date: July 28, 2014
Pages: 350 - pictures throughout (136)
Retail Price:$27.99 (hardcover) Also available in paperback, audiobook, kindle
Contents: First complete detailed biography of Reckless and her colts, with never before seen pictures and stories from Marines that served with her, including pictures of her 3 colts.  
Favorite quote: She wasn’t a horse -- She was a Marine!
Added bonus in book: 4 original and unique trading cards of Reckless, complete with stats and history! see here


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Sgt. Reckless hits New York Times bestseller list

America’s greatest war horse wins the hearts of a new generation

The remarkable tale of America’s most heroic war horse has earned a spot on the coveted New York Times bestseller list. Robin Hutton’s Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse appeared on the newly-minted “Animals” bestseller list for the months of September and October 2014.

Sgt. Reckless wins Best Equine Book of 2014 at American Horse Publications Awards!

The book is available in hard cover and paperback.  The paperback contains a Foreword by the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen James Amos, and four different trading cards!