Northeast Georgia Military Officers

Northeast Georgia Military Officers

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                                        GMOAA Storming The Golden Dome        21 March 2018

L - R  Maj (R) Rich McKee, Col (R) Les Arent, COL(R) Biff Hadden, Unk, SRep Rick Williams, Governor Deal, 1Lt Don Nau, LTC (R) Barry Gardner,
CH (COL)(R) Ron Crews, LtCol (R) Edward Shelor, SSen Larry Walker, SRep Bill Hitchens, Unk

Stories of Interest!

Memorial Wall 

 Hart Habitat  Awarded Repair Corps Grant to Aid U.S. Veterans

 JROTC Ceremonies Hartwell  April 2012 (see photos) 

  Augusta State University Jaquar ROTC Ceremonies Photos.

 Do you know Sargent Reckless?

This is a very interesting chapter in our military history that I bet you never heard of before. Enjoy...

A 3 minute video of a unique warrior

So here is a clip of her story and photos to prove where she was and what
she did.... _HERE_



If you love animals, here is a story of how services animals make a difference in our lives. A little piece of forgotten history that will bring a swelling of pride, especially to you former Marines...


Reckless - a Marine Hero

Reckless was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried
re-coinless rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines.

Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals got pressed into doing pack chores in manywars.

But this horse did something more...during the battle for a location called

Outpost Vegas, this mare made 50 trips up and down the hill, on the way
up she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carriedwounded soldiers...

What was so amazing? Well she made every one of those trips without anyone
leading her.

I can imagine a horse carrying a wounded soldier, being smacked on the rump at the top of the hill, and heading back to the "safety" of the rear.

But to imagine the same horse, loaded with ammunition, and trudging back to
the battle where artillery is going off, without anyone leading her is unbelievable.

To know that she would make 50 of those trips is unheard of.

Hell, how many horses would even make it back to the barn once, let alone
return to you in the field one single time.

She was retired at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton where a
General issued the following order...she was never to carry any
more weight on her back except her own blankets.

She died in 1968 at the age of 20.

P.S. How bad was the battle for Outpost Vegas... Artillery rounds fell at
the rate of 500 per hour, and only two men made it out alivewithout
wounds. Just two. And a horse, and she was wounded twice.



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