• Pfc. Brian Hawkins (left) loads a 75mm blank shell into a 3-inch anti-tank gun seconds before Spc. Jeremiah Crosby (right) fires the gun during an arrival ceremony for Brigadier General Ibrahim Salim Al Musharrakh, Commander, United Arab Emirates, May

    Presidential Salute Battery

    Pfc. Brian Hawkins (left) loads a 75mm blank shell into a 3-inch anti-tank gun seconds before Spc. Jeremiah Crosby (right) fires the gun during an arrival ceremony for Brigadier General Ibrahim Salim Al Musharrakh, Commander, United Arab Emirates, May

  • Sgt. Aaron Ratigan, Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), inspects a 3-inch anti-tank gun firing pin before placing the firing pin into the gun's fire mechanism May 19, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The

    Presidential Salute Battery

    Sgt. Aaron Ratigan, Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), inspects a 3-inch anti-tank gun firing pin before placing the firing pin into the gun's fire mechanism May 19, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The

  • Soldiers of The Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), stand at the position of ceremonial at ease in anticipation for their next command to commence fire of two 3-inch anti-tank guns during an arrival ceremony of

    Presidential Salute Battery

    Soldiers of The Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), stand at the position of ceremonial at ease in anticipation for their next command to commence fire of two 3-inch anti-tank guns during an arrival ceremony of

  • Spc. Jonathon Boring, Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), attaches a lanyard to a 3-inch anti-tank gun May 19, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Members of the salute battery must pull the lanyard in order to

    Presidential Salute Battery

    Spc. Jonathon Boring, Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), attaches a lanyard to a 3-inch anti-tank gun May 19, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Members of the salute battery must pull the lanyard in order to

  • 75mm blank shells sit below the bottom of a 3-inch anti-tank gun and wait to be fired. One gun weighs 5,775 pounds and each shell holds 1.5 pounds of powder.

    Presidential Salute Battery

    75mm blank shells sit below the bottom of a 3-inch anti-tank gun and wait to be fired. One gun weighs 5,775 pounds and each shell holds 1.5 pounds of powder.

  • Sgt. Aaron Ratigan, Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), places a 3-inch anti-tank gun firing pin into the gun's fire mechanism May 19, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The Presidential Salute Battery

    Presidential Salute Battery

    Sgt. Aaron Ratigan, Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), places a 3-inch anti-tank gun firing pin into the gun's fire mechanism May 19, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The Presidential Salute Battery

  • Spc. Gary Stansbury, Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), flips 75mm blank shells in preparation for loading into a 3-inch anti-tank gun May 19, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery. As a loader, Stansbury must fit the

    Presidential Salute Battery

    Spc. Gary Stansbury, Presidential Salute Battery, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), flips 75mm blank shells in preparation for loading into a 3-inch anti-tank gun May 19, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery. As a loader, Stansbury must fit the

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