Sgt Reckless – Monument
US Marine Corps Monument 8’H x 10’L x 3’W
Life Size+ Edition of 5
SSgt Reckless served with the Marines in the Korean War. During the battle of Outpost Vegas (March 1953), she made 51 trips in one day from the Ammunition Supply Point to the firing sites, most of the time by herself. She carried 386 rounds of ammunition (over 9,000 pounds), walked over 35 miles through open rice paddies and up steep mountains with enemy fire coming in at the rate of 500 rounds per minute.
She provided a shield for Marines, carried the wounded to safety, and was wounded twice during the battle — but never stopped until her mission was completed.
Three of her monuments have been installed: National Museum of the Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, and the Kentucky Horse Park.