Education/Lectures

They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love, and One Extraordinary Horse

Sunday  2:00 pm to

Janet Barrett will discuss her book, They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love and One Extraordinary Horse, in the second installment of the East Lyme Historical Society’s 2014 Lecture Series. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Reckless began working hauling ammunition from a Marine base to the front lines of Korea in October 1952. She repeatedly demonstrated her courage and resilience, was awarded two Purple Hearts for wounds received in her last action, and promoted to sergeant by the commander of the First Marine Division. She was brought to Camp Pendleton in 1954, where she received a hero's welcome and began her new life. About 60 Marines came forward to share their memories of Reckless, making it possible to tell her story.
Barrett’s experiences as a horsewoman gave her a particular appreciation of the tight bond that developed between Reckless and her fellow Marines, from which the story springs.

Location:
East Lyme Police Station
278 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357

Cost:
Free

Contact:
(860)739-6070
www.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org

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