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Soldiers protect COP Garcia with howitzer

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Thursday, October 7, 2010 @ 1:00 pm In News | No Comments

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Albert L. Kelley
300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Section, 1st platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 230th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls, hurl a 155 mm round from Combat Outpost Garcia in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province October 2nd.

Each member of the team has a specialized role on the M777 howitzer, which can reach targets up to 13 miles away.

U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Section, 1st platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls, hurl a 155 mm round from Combat Outpost Garcia in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province Oct. 2nd. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Section, 1st platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls, hurl a 155 mm round from Combat Outpost Garcia in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province Oct. 2nd. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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