Monday, February 20, 2012

Mutton Mondays - Paid in Oats.

I read a story in Range Magazine that made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I had to learn more so that's when I went to Mr.

The story is about a Marine. A Marine that sacrificed it's life time and time again for fellow Marine brothers. This Marine is best known for the heroic hours during the Battle of Outpost Vegas in March of 1953 that lasted five days. 

Now, I will be the first to say that every Marine in my book is a hero, but this Marine stands out amongst the rest because during the Battle of Outpost Vegas the Marine made 51 trips from the Ammunition Supply Point to the firing sites carrying ammunition for it's brothers.  These trips to and from required this Marine to walk over 35 miles across open fields, up steep mountains all the while ignoring the sound of enemy fire coming in at the rate of 500 rounds per minute.

This Marine also carried wounded soldiers to safety, shielded fellow Marines from enemy fire and took two gun wounds, but kept going.

Meet Sgt. Reckless -
Recipient of two Purple Hearts, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with star, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.
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Good gracious, I love this story! 

Learn more about Reckless and watch videos here - you know you want too! 


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