Sgt Reckless Memorial Fund

Sgt Reckless Memorial Fund Building a national Memorial Monument to America's greatest war hero horse, Sgt Reckless, who LIFE Magazine lists as one of our all time greatest heroes!

Memorial dedication date is Friday, July 26, 2013 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps .

Christopher Malagisi
11/02/2018
Christopher Malagisi

Christopher Malagisi

In a prelude to Veterans Day, I have a fun and interesting podcast interview with the delightful and bestselling author Robin Hutton! We discuss her new book, "War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of WWII." Did you know that animals have received medals of honor for their service in our military?! You'll be surprised! Tune in and tell a friend!

Robin
05/29/2018
Robin

Robin

It was such an honor being in the National Memorial Day Parade once again! Special thanks go to Natalie Muzzio and Rob Muzzio (missed you Maria Muzzio!) for their beautiful horse Ranger to stand in for Reckless, and their two nieces, Hayley and Aubrey who were our pooper-scoopers. AWESOME job! Lt Col Jim Schafer for leading Ranger/Reckless, Jim Scott for the jeep, my Young Marines, the Williams clan - Johnny, Mary Kate and Grace - excellent job as always! And of course, my two veterans, Kenneth Latham and Mike Mason who are always a delight to be with and celebrate Reckless. Looking forward to seeing you all next year! Wooo Hooo! Linda Schafer, Deacon JD Williams, Christy Garneau Williams Here's the video of the parade. You can see our wonderful unit around 1:24:30.

03/08/2018
Michael Breeding MEDIA

Michael Breeding MEDIA

I produced this film in association with Ted Bassett to help raise the final funds needed for the creation of a stature of Sgt. Reckless, a female war horse, to be placed at The Kentucky Horse Park. This is an amazing story so please share this film with your family and friends. Let’s give this fund-raising initiative a final "big" push as a deadline to finalize the statue of late April is nearing.” Thank you Connie Terwilliger for your voice-over gift to this film project. And thanks Robin Hutton for your consultation.

12/01/2015

Just in time for Christmas!

Help us get Reckless to #1.  She's at 13 at the moment!  Need your vote!!!  Many thanks!
06/24/2015
The most decorated animals in military history

Help us get Reckless to #1. She's at 13 at the moment! Need your vote!!! Many thanks!

Military service animals have a longstanding history of taking care of our service men and women overseas without complaint. Maybe that’s because they do

Thanks Sunny!
04/30/2015
Sgt. Reckless - Bookin' with Sunny Book Reviews

Thanks Sunny!

Sgt. Reckless ~ Robin Hutton ~ Sunny Solomon ~ Sgt. Reckless, America's War Horse I came across “Sgt. Reckless, America's War Horse” at a trade show last October. I hadn’t read a horse story since “Seab

03/11/2015
Sgt Reckless

Woo hoo!

Dickinson State University - February 2, 2015 DSU’s Heart River Writers’ Circle and the Department of Agriculture & Technical Studies present New York Times ...

Sgt. Reckless, America's War Horse
02/03/2015
Sgt. Reckless, America's War Horse

Sgt. Reckless, America's War Horse

Robin Hutton author of 'Sgt. Reckless' stops in to talk about the book and joining her is Art Sickler, a Marine veteran who handled Sgt. Reckless.

http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/lifestyles/accent/3668851-sgt-reckless-author-comes-dickinson-area-native-art-sickler-t...
02/01/2015
'Sgt. Reckless' author comes to Dickinson: Area native Art Sickler...

http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/lifestyles/accent/3668851-sgt-reckless-author-comes-dickinson-area-native-art-sickler-tended-hero

The Recoilless Rifle Platoon of the Fifth Marine Regiment had a critical mission to complete during the Korean War in March 1953 — retake Outpost Vegas that had been overrun by the enemy in an earlier skirmish. The shells, each weighing 24 pounds, had to be carried up and down the steep, s...

Come to the races and honor Sgt Reckless!
11/04/2014
Race at Del Mar to honor heroic war horse

Come to the races and honor Sgt Reckless!

A famous war horse that served with Marines in the Korean War will be honored in a race Nov. 9 at the Del Mar Race track as part of the the new Bing Crosby season.

A wonderful article on the Camp Pendleton monument!
09/21/2014
Throwback Thursday: Staff Sgt. Reckless never saddled fear

A wonderful article on the Camp Pendleton monument!

CAMP PENDLETON – The tale of Staff Sgt. Reckless – a horse that Marines say is a heroic symbol of an often-forgotten conflict – by some accounts may be the greatest horse story ever told. Efforts are underway at Camp Pendleton to raise funds to create a bronze statue of the highly decorated mare tha…

It's always a joy and an honor to spread the word about this wonderful horse!  Camp Pendleton monument will be dedicated...
06/21/2014
Simi Valley event will salute patriotic citizens

It's always a joy and an honor to spread the word about this wonderful horse! Camp Pendleton monument will be dedicated before we know it!

Red, White and Blue Ball to honor patriotic citizens.

05/08/2014

STILL NEED A HORSE for the National Memorial Day Parade in DC! Any help out there? It's getting close - don't want to miss out on this GREAT opportunity to spread the word about Reckless. HELP!!!

RIDE FOR RECKLESS! WOO HOO! Hey everybody! We're having a fundraiser horseback trail ride for the monument at Camp Pendl...
03/29/2014
RIDE FOR RECKLESS

RIDE FOR RECKLESS! WOO HOO! Hey everybody! We're having a fundraiser horseback trail ride for the monument at Camp Pendleton for Reckless on May 17! Cost is $25 and that includes lunch, soft drinks and a door prize! It will be a beautiful 2.5-3 hour ride through the rolling hills of Minifee Valley, with beautiful views of Lake Skinner and Temecula. Lunch will follow, and you'll be hearing tales of Reckless from severalother people who served with her who will be there! It will be a really fun ride with great people. There will also be an auction of some really cool stuff! Don’t miss out! You can buy tickets on the Reckless store - link below!

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9-Noon, check in 7:30am
Cost: $25 donation includes lunch, soft drinks, door prizes.
Location: 30025 Gardner Ln, Menifee, CA 92584. Directions from 215 Scott Rd,exit east, to Briggs Rd, left on Briggs to Gardner OR Winchester 79 hwy, Scott Rd, west to Briggs, right on Briggs to Gardner.
Trail Bosses: Lynn Mattocks and Art DiGrazia
For more info: Lynn Mattocks (951) 347-5473 or John Edwards, (951) 390-1914, email: [email protected].

Tickets: You can pay online using a credit card at store.sgtreckless.com and click on the Ride for Reckless link, or you can call Robin Hutton and do it over the phone, (805) 380-4017. You can mail a check. Make checks payable to the Sgt Reckless Memorial Fund. The really neat thing is all donations are tax deductible too and you will be listed on the Sgt Reckless website!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED DAY!!
http://store.sgtreckless.com/product_p/rr517.htm

11/23/2013
http://www.sgtreckless.com/

Just in time for Christmas! 2013 SSgt Reckless ornaments (2 kinds) are here and so is the 2014 calendar. Check them all out at the Sgt Reckless Store. Remember, all profits go to the monument fund - which is now for Camp Pendleton! sgtreckless.com/

11/11/2013

Happy Veterans' Day from all of us at the Sgt REckless Memorial Fund! You Veterans rock!

I have very exciting news!!! I have signed a publishing deal with a FANTASTIC publisher - REGNERY HISTORY (Eagle Publish...
10/09/2013
Regnery History - Regnery Publishing, Inc.

I have very exciting news!!! I have signed a publishing deal with a FANTASTIC publisher - REGNERY HISTORY (Eagle Publishing) - out of Washington, DC!!!!!! WOOOOOO HOOOOO! They are sooooo very excited about the book, Reckless's story -- everything I want to do with it! It will be a BEAUTIFUL book filled with her stories and PICTURES! Their history books are like art books. I'm so excited I could BURST! Sadly, however, the book won't be out in time for this Christmas, but will be out early fall 2014 - BUT with what Regnery wants to do with the book there was no question this was the right way to go! It's what Reckless deserves! THIS IS GONNA BE BIG! YAY! http://www.regnery.com/imprint/regnery-history/

History is full of heroes and villains, stories and back stories. But too often, only one side of the story reaches the public. That’s why, in 2011, Regnery Publishing proudly launched a new imprint: Regnery History. Following the Regnery tradition of challenging the status quo, Regnery History brin...

Jocelyn Russell, our FANTABULOUS artist, just updated her website to include over 100 photos of the Reckless monument fr...
08/28/2013
Wildlife Bronzes and Wildlife Bronze Sculptures by Jocelyn Lillpop Russell

Jocelyn Russell, our FANTABULOUS artist, just updated her website to include over 100 photos of the Reckless monument from first wire to the dedication ceremony. What an incredible ride this has been! Check it out! Woo hoo! http://www.wildlifebronzes.com/

Wildlife Bronzes and Wildlife Bronze Sculptures by bronze sculptor and wildlife artist Jocelyn Lillpop Russell complete portfolio of wildlife bronzes and oil paintings, including Horses, Tigers, Cape Buffalo and 'Royal Descent' her Elk Monument. Updated Mon Aug 26 05:26:45 2013

ABC News/Yahoo News just posted this today!  Woo hoo~! http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-players-abc-news/real-war-horse...
08/16/2013
The real war horse: The life and legend of the Marine Corps’ four-legged staff sergeant

ABC News/Yahoo News just posted this today! Woo hoo~! http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-players-abc-news/real-war-horse-life-legend-marine-corps-four-111627633.html?vp=1

On the Radar In many ways, Staff Sgt. Reckless was no different from the Marines she served beside during the Korean War. She braved enemy fire on many occasions, enjoyed scrambled eggs and coffee for breakfast, and her favorite pastime was drinking beer with comrades. Except Reckless was a horse. R...

Kids!  Here's a link to C-Span to watch the wonderful dedication ceremony of the incredible monument by Jocelyn Russell!...
08/08/2013
Sergeant Reckless Monument Dedication - C-SPAN Video Library

Kids! Here's a link to C-Span to watch the wonderful dedication ceremony of the incredible monument by Jocelyn Russell! Woo hoo! Oooh ray and OMG!!! http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Sergean

Staff Sergeant Reckless, a highly decorated war horse who served with the U.S. Marines during the Korean War, was honored with a monument dedication ceremony at the Marine Corps Museum in Triangle, Virginia. In just one day of a five-day battle in March 1953, the Korean war horse made 51 solo trips…

08/07/2013

Tonight (Aug 7) on C-Span3 at 9:05pm eastern, 6:05pm pacific time is the dedication ceremony for Reckless! Woo hoo! Hope you enjoy it!!!

07/15/2013

Do you want to hear just how incredibly AWESOME FedEx is? First of all, I need to thank them for doing such an OUTSTANDING job in getting our girl to her destination days ahead of schedule. And what's even more incredible --- THEY GAVE US FREE SHIPPING!!! Woo hoo!!! Yep! What an awesome AWESOME company and group of people they are! I am so grateful to everyone at FedEx for their kindness - especially Fred Smith who is a supporter of the monument and just a great Marine! I LOVE FED EX! OOOOOH RAAAAAAH! Can you give them a shout out of appreciation?! Woo hoo!

07/14/2013

FedEx not only got her there safely - but three days ahead of schedule! lol!!! Installation is July 18! Holy cow - it's upon us kids!

Our dedication is shaping up beautifully!  Just got the word today that "The President's Own" US Marine Corps Band Brass...
04/12/2013
Who We Are

Our dedication is shaping up beautifully! Just got the word today that "The President's Own" US Marine Corps Band Brass Quintet is going to be playing at the dedication!!! Wooooooo hooooooo! They'll be performing a Patriotic Opening - where for 15-20 minutes they will play patriotic songs as everyone gathers for the start, then we'll have the Presentation of the Colors by the Quantico Marine Corps Color Guard and they'll play the National Anthem, and then (not sure of the order) the Marine Corps Hymn and the retirement of the colors. Their trumpeter will also play "Taps" towards the end of the ceremony when we honor the fallen soldiers. SOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!! BEYOND MY DREAMS! Join us if you can! It will be a piece of history you will never ever forget! http://www.marineband.usmc.mil/WHO_WE_ARE/index.htm

Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances. “The President’s Own” enco...

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What a story about a horse that is was a Marine in Korean War.