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A heavy caliber cm anti aircraft armament is firing at hostile war planes.

The 8 inch (203 mm) Self-Propelled Howitzer M110 was the largest available self-propelled howitzer in the United States Army's inventory. It was deployed in division artillery in general support battalions and in separate corps- and Army-level battalions. Missions include general support, counter-battery fire, and suppression of enemy air defense systems. The M110 was exported to a number of countries.

The 8 inch mm) Self-Propelled Howitzer was the largest available self-propelled howitzer in the United States Army's inventory. Missions include general support, counter-battery fire, and suppression of enemy air defense systems.

Charles Durning  served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Drafted at age 21, he was first assigned as a rifleman with the 398th Infantry Regiment, and later served overseas with the 3rd Army Support troops and the 386th Anti-aircraft Artillery (AAA) Battalion.     Durning participated in the Normandy Invasion of France on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and was among the first troops to land at Omaha Beach. He earned a Silver star and 3 Purple hearts.

The death of actor Charles Durning on Christmas Eve brings into focus the wartime service of the ever dwindling ‘greatest generation’.

M130 Abrams, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade by Amin Akhshi

Abrams, Air Defense Artillery Brigade by Amin Akhshi / Sci-Fi

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