Col. John B. Richardson, commander of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, pulls on a lanyard to fire the M777 Howitzer artillery weapon after getting the order during a live-fire exercise for soldiers of the Fires Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment on Friday, Dec. 7 at Fort Hood's training area 31. Col. Richardson and Lt. Col. Lynn Downie, commander of the Fires Squadron, were the first to fire at the two lanyard lengths.


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