I ran into this story at a website I check daily- Neatorama. There's lots of interesting stories on it, and it's updated frequently.
I'm a big softie when it comes to working animals who go the extra mile just because they're good souls.
In honor of our upcoming Independence Day, I present to you, Sgt. Reckless!
Here's a link to an article about the following brave horse- Sgt. Reckless of the US Marines.
Read more about Sgt. Reckless, a brave mare- clicky clicky!
It really goes to show how much we really need animals in our lives, whether they're co-workers or friends.