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TIL about the Horse, Sergeant Reckless. A Horse who served with the marines in Korea. She was able to haul ammunition by herself without a handler, would seek a bunker or lay down when under fire and received two purple hearts as well as other medals for her service in the Korean war.

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“she was purchased in October 1952 for $250 from a Korean stableboy at the Seoul racetrack who needed money to buy an artificial leg for his sister”

You can’t make this up.

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Her name was Peggy

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The Horse’s sister?

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This couldve been an episode of MASH

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You may hate everyone, but I love me some you. Have a good day.

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Her name was Irene...

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Imagine you get drafted and sent to Korea and there is a horse that outranks you.

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I read somewhere that animals have NCO rank so that if some dumbass private abuses them it’s a bigger deal because they’ve assaulted someone higher ranking

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Honestly, that ok. This horse is way more of a badass then I will ever be.

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I know a guy, NYPD detective, took a bullet in the line of duty. He recovered, and got an award for it from the police commissioner, but so did a horse on the same day. He was upstaged by a horse that shit on said stage.

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And out courage's you...

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Every animal used by the military outranks their human counterpart every time.

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In my old regiment, The royal regiment of fusiliers, first battalion, our mascot was a goat. This goat held rank of corporal. He used to be a sergeant but he did a shit on parade and demoted 😂😂😂

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As long as anything is good at it's s job I don't mind then outranking me, I only hate it when people of no talents hold high ranking positions.

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It was a draft horse

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I mean if I was outranked by a horse I'd hope it'd be a horse like this

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