Abilene Public Library will host an author appearance on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7 pm. Robin Hutton, author of Sgt Reckless: America’ s War Horse, and, War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II, will talk about her work, and have books available for purchase at this free event.
Robin Hutton has spent her adult life working in major event productions and the motion picture business. She was the writing and producing partner of Tom Laughlin (the legend of Billy Jack fame) for over thirty years until his death in 2013.
Currently she is president of Angels Without Wings, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that spearheaded the development and dedication of THREE national memorials to Sgt. Reckless, the famous Korean War horse whose heroics were so incredible she is listed in Life Magazine as one of our all time greatest heroes. The 1st monument was dedicated at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in 2013, a second monument in October 2016 at Camp Pendleton, where Reckless lived out her days and is buried; and a third was dedicated earlier this year in May at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. Plans are in the works to take Reckless back to South Korea.
Her first book, Sgt Reckless: America’ s War Horse, was a New York Times Bestseller in September and October 2014. The book won the 2014 Equine Book of the Year from American Horse Publications, and was a 2016 Gold Medal winner from Military Writers Society of America. In 2014 she was named “Patriotic Citizen of the Year” by The Military Order of the World Wars and The Military Order of the Purple Heart for her charitable work.
Her new book, War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II, was released on September 18 and promises to be as successful as Sgt Reckless. The heroes in this book have inspired a new project in the Washington, DC area – the International War Animals Museum – a permanent museum to commemorate these war animals who fought side-by-side with our military war heroes.