WWII Veteran Fires Howitzer for the First Time Since 1944
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In 1939, Claude Cawood joined the US Army and he served for three years in the Philippines as a member of the artillery unit during World War II. He was a former section chief who supervised crew in the tactical employment of the M105 Howitzer.
At the age of 97, he received an invitation to visit the artillery range at the Camp Grayling and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center where he got the chance to pull the lanyard on an M777 Howitzer for the first time since 1944.
On January 1, 2020, Cawood was awarded with the Meritious Recognition Ribbon and a few days later on January 9, he passed away surrounded by his loved ones.