They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love and One Extraordinary Horse By Janet Barrett
Thursday, January 12th
Registration begins January 3rd
Held in the Program Room
When the U.S. Marine Fifth Regiment's Recoilless Rifle Platoon acquired a small Korean pony to haul ammunition up the steep hills to the front lines, what they got was a true warhorse, the courageous and indomitable Reckless, who stood with her buddies for two years during the Korean War, saving lives, raising spirits, and winning the love and respect of all who knew her.
In that last bloody fight, surpassing all expectations, she hauled ammunition for three days and nights wherever it was needed. For wounds sustained, she was awarded two Purple Hearts. Awe-inspiring, heartwarming, and downright funny, just as her fellow Marines remember her, "They Called Her Reckless" tells of an incredible human-horse connection and the power it unleashed. Presented by author, Janet Barrett.
Call 860-489-6684 to register or register online at http://www.torringtonlibrary.org/event-registration.html
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