This is the story of a British war horse named THE SIKH, who served for four years during The Great War, dodged shellfire and grenades as she delivered supplies to bloodied and battered troops in the trenches, and after the war ended, she walked all the way back home from southern Russia to Devon, England. Read her remarkable story in my blog today!: https://stargazermercantile.com/the-sikh-those-hooves-were-made-for-walkin/ #horses #history #WorldWar1
The Pentagon has announced that Obama has made the military side of the Dept of Defence exempt from any spending cuts...but the DoD must cut 64 billion in spending...which means all the cuts will be made on the civilian employees of the DoD. link - http://patdollard.com/2013/02/pentagon-to-lay-off-800000/
Denny’s Moves to End Gestation Crate Pig Confinement in Its Supply Chain. It's a start. And. If we acknowledge pigs are intelligent and sentient and therefore don't deserve these cruel confinement systems, we are one step closer to an awakening that pigs don't deserve to be in food production at all.
Sgt. Reckless was a hero in the Korean War, fighting alongside fellow Marine Corps troops. She won two Purple Hearts and was officially promoted as staff sergeant. On Friday, the Kentucky Oaks runs the 8th race in her honor.
U.S. Mule Preston Brand 08K0. One of the mules captured from Communist forces in Korea was found to have a standard U.S. Army brand (called a Preston Brand), number 08K0. When that brand was located in Army records with the mule's history, it was found that he had been dispatched to the Chine-Burma-India theater during World War II, possibly with the Mars Task Force. At the conclusion of WW II, he was transferred to the Nationalist Chinese Army. The mule must have... Courtesy: olive-drab.com
The famous war horse "Comanche." Comanche was ridden by Colonel Miles Keogh at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in late June 1876 in Montana. One of many 7th U. S. Cavalry horses to survive the battle, Comanche was very badly wounded and barely able to stand when found. He was nursed back to health and was officially retired for life with special honors, as a living relic of that terrible struggle. Comanche died at Fort Riley, Kansas in 1890.
Horses in History: ‘Dandy,’ A True War Horse Hero Eighty-three years ago, a local newspaper shared the story of an amazing connection of a man and his horse during WWI, and the tear-jerking tale of how the two came to came to good-bye.
Ulysses S. Grant and his favored 17 hh Thoroughbred, "Cincinnati" in 1885. "Cincinnati" was with General Grant throughout the war and was the horse that Grant rode to negotiate Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Grant excelled in horsemanship at West Point. Grant owned many horses in his lifetime, including one named Jeff Davis, so named because he acquired it during his Vicksburg Campaign from Jefferson Davis’s Mississippi plantation.