The author of a book about a platoon of American soldiers, assisted by a pony as they fought in the Korean War, will give a free talk Sept. 17 at the Fairfield Public Library.

Janet Barrett, the author of “They Called Her Reckless,” will talk about the book at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the library, corner of Old Post and Post roads. Registration is requested.

The book, based on the recollections of more than 60 Marines, tells the story of a the platoon in the Korean War that acquired a small pony to haul ammunition to the front lines. The pony, named Reckless, accompanied the soldiers for two years during their deployment.

Barrett’s experience as a horsewoman gave her “particular appreciation for the tight bond that developed between Reckless and her fellow Marines,” according to library publicity for the event.

To register or for more information, visit or call 203-256-3160.