Quantico, Virginia: Staff Sgt. Reckless, Marine Hero Horse

A hero horse helped Marines fend off the Chinese and move U.S. artillery and munitions during the Korean War. Honored in 2013 with a life-size bronze statue by artist Jocelyn Russell.

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Address:
18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Quantico, VA
Directions:
36 miles south of Washington, DC. I-95 exit 150A, just outside the main gate of the Quantico Marine Base. Statue is back along the walk in Semper Fidelis Park; there's a pathway from the parking lot.
Hours:
Daily 9-5. Grounds gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
877-635-1775
Admission:
Free
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Sgt. Reckless statue.

Staff Sgt. Reckless

Life-size statue of Staff Sgt. Reckless, a decorated horse from the Korean War. The plaque on the statue lists the decorations and some of the services that Staff Sgt. Reckless performed. There's a miniature version of this statue inside the museum, next to one of Reckless's horseshoes and the name plate from its stall.

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