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Marine museum to honor war horse with monument

Wednesday - 7/17/2013, 4:11am  ET

DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) -- A heroic Korean War horse is getting a monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in time to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the war's end.

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation says a statue of Staff Sgt. Reckless will be installed in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park adjacent to the museum on Thursday. A dedication ceremony will be held July 26.

Reckless was purchased by a Marine from a local boy during the war. The horse was used to carry ammunition to the front lines. During the violent, five-day Battle of Outpost Vegas, Reckless made 51 trips up and down a steep mountain to reach Marines with supplies.

The museum also has added an exhibit to the Korean War gallery highlighting Reckless, including artifacts and photos.

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