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‘Remarkable’ horse awarded PDSA Dickin Medal

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A WARHORSE that survived one of the bloodiest battles in modern military history has been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal – known as the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross – for its bravery and devotion to duty. Sergeant Reckless became the 68th recipient of the medal, which was awarded posthumously on July 27, the anniversary of the end of the Korean War, which lasted from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953.

(above left) Sergeant Reckless, pictured beside a recoilless rifle, from which she got her name; (above right) Haldalgo, a currently serving King's Troop horse, wears Reckless's PDSA Dickin Medal, which was accepted on behalf of the US Marine Corps by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Skaggs (left). …

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