Final Brigade of Obama's Troops Surge Prepares for Deployment to Afghanistan

A blast from a new and more powerful Howitzer ripples through a soybean field and emits the strong scent of cordite. Somewhere in the distance, a shell that weighs more than 90 pounds destroys everything around it. Captain Dave Henderson of East Providence, R.I., chuckles. "It is loud," he said. "If you stand next to one of those, you can feel the shockwave. But I'm an artilleryman. This makes my day. This is like NFL Sunday for me." Henderson commands a field artillery battery nicknamed...Full Story
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