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Life Magazine named the filly in the photo as one of the Top 100 Heroes in American History. She served in the Korean War with such distinction she was awarded the rank of Staff Sergeant USMC. Her name would become SSgt Reckless. In May of 1968 SSgt Reckless, USMC died. Please never forget her…..and don’t let history forget her, either. Her Facebook page is here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sgt-Reckless/168429476628917?ref=ts=ts Her website is here: http://www.sgtreckless.com/

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Johnny Cash-Air Force-1950-54-Morse code intercept operator for Soviet Army transmissions-Staff Sergeant (Singer)

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Staff Sergeant Darrell C. "Shifty" Powers. Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division

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from BuzzFeed

A Salute To Australia's Animal Military

Staff Sergeant Major Morgan and a dog wearing a cap, 1915. Awh, the dog is reason enough to repin this. :)

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Reckless was promoted to Marine staff sergeant by Gen. Pate in 1959 and was retired in 1960 to Camp Pendleton, with full military honors. Among other decorations and honors, she received two Purple Hearts. She died May 13, 1968.

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15 Jul 44: Japanese-American Staff Sergeant Kazuo Otani is killed while fighting near Pieve di Santa Luce, Italy. For his heroic actions he is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, one of 17 given to Japanese-Americans fighting in both Europe and the Pacific. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0715&s=440715 #WWII

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Charles Schulz:Army:1943-45 staff sergeant 20th Armored Division in Europe as a squad leader on a machine gun team. (Peanuts Cartoon Creator)

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Gustav Wagner 1911 - 1980 was another SS war criminal from Vienna, he was a deputy commander of the Sobibor extermination camp in German-occupied Poland, where more than 200,000 Jews were gassed during ''Operation Reinhard''. Due to his brutality, he was known as "The Beast" or "Wolf" . He died in mysterious circumstances in 1980; the cause of death officially was ''suicide'' , but he'd been stabbed in the chest.

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Staff Sergeant William J. Bordelon, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, World War II November 20, 1943. USS Bordelon (DD-881) was named in his honor.

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