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Norwalk Library Hosting Author Of Book On Extraordinary Korean Warhorse

The Norwalk Public Library plans to host Connecticut writer Janet Barrett at its next AuthorSpeak program on July 18.
The Norwalk Public Library plans to host Connecticut writer Janet Barrett at its next AuthorSpeak program on July 18. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Public Library is pleased to present Connecticut writer Janet Barrett at its next AuthorSpeak program on Monday, July 18, at 12 noon in the Main Auditorium.

Barrett will speak about her book, "They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love and One Extraordinary Horse."

When the U.S. Marine Fifth Regiment’s Recoilless Rifle Platoon acquired a small Korean pony to haul ammunition up the steep hills to the front lines, what they got was a real-life hero.

Reckless was the courageous and indomitable warhorse who stood with her buddies for two years during the Korean War, saving many lives, raising spirits, and winning the love and respect of all who knew her.

Barrett tells the story of this remarkable horse, made possible by the contributions of more than 60 Marines who shared their memories of Reckless from Korea and after.

Called “awe-inspiring, heartwarming and downright funny,” "They Called Her Reckless" tells of an incredible human-horse connection, and the power it unleashed.

Barrett’s lifelong experience as a horsewoman gave her a particular appreciation of the tight bond that developed between Reckless and her fellow Marines.

In addition to writing for TV, radio, and the public relations field, her first book was "On The Fence: A Parent’s Handbook of Horseback Riding."

Barrett also operates Designed 4 Paws, creating clothes and accessories for dogs, and items for the folks who love them.

A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the library. To register for this program, or for further information, contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services at 203-899-2780 ext 15133, or clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

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