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Published April 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

Warrior in horse's hair


Dickinson resident and former U.S. Marine Corps member Art Sickler talks at his home March 29 about the months following the end of the Korean War that he spent caring for Sgt. Reckless, a battle-tested, small Mongolian mare turned Marin, while stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. Following her retirement to Camp Pendleton, where Sickler prepared the horse for ceremonies and other duties for a little more than a year, Reckless was promoted to staff sergeant — the only promotion of its kind for an animal. Reckless earned two Purple Hearts, a Presidential Unit Citation with a star and a United Nations Service Medal before dying at 20 years old.
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