WWII Veteran Fires a Howitzer for the first time since 1944
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Claude Cawood entered the US Army on November 10, 1939, and served for six years before he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant.
During the war, Cawood served three years in the Philippines while supervising a crew of eight operating the M105 Howitzer. Almost 80 years later, he was invited to visit the artillery range at Camp Grayling, Michigan.
While at Camp Grayling, Cawood was given a chance to pull the lanyard on the massive M777 Howitzer – which the veteran did perfectly. You can even hear him say, “Oh, I love it!” in the midst of artillery fire.
The veteran was all smiles while continuously firing the Howitzer. What an exhilarating feeling that must have been for him.