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Task Force Currahee first to test the Precision Guided Munitions 120mm mortar round in Afghanistan

 

Written by By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Todd Christopherson
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Kushamond achieved a first in Army history March 26th by firing a 120 mm Precision Guided Mortar Munitions round for the first time in Afghanistan.

Mortarmen from Company C, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fired the round which hit within four meters of its target.

U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Ketchen, a native from Sarasota, FL, and U.S. Army Spc. Colt Corbin, a native of Beaver Falls, PA, Team, 101st Airborne Division, achieved a first in the U.S. Army history by firing a 120mm Mortar Precision Guided Munition for the first time and hitting within four meters of the target on Forward Operation Base Kushamond March 26th.  (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Zachary Burke, 55th Combat Camera)

U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Ketchen, a native from Sarasota, FL, and U.S. Army Spc. Colt Corbin, a native of Beaver Falls, PA, Team, 101st Airborne Division, achieved a first in the U.S. Army history by firing a 120mm Mortar Precision Guided Munition for the first time and hitting within four meters of the target on Forward Operation Base Kushamond March 26th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Zachary Burke, 55th Combat Camera)

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