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The Cannoneers II - "Hip Pocket Artillery" - The M2 Mortar

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Published on Jan 7, 2011

The Percifield Boys are at it again..! This time the Cannoneers, Camden (9) and Everett (6), are demonstrating a fully functional M2 60mm Mortar, just like the ones used by the American GIs during World War II. The Marines often referred to the M2 as "Hip Pocket Artillery" for its light weight and ability to be carried into battle by a team of five infantry soldiers. Watch how these two future Aggies set up the M2 and a target, and fire it down range..!

In fact, this mortar was previously owned by a dear friend of mine, John Hooper, a WWII veteran of D-Day. John saw action with the 29th Infantry Division, A&P Platoon of the 1st Battalion, 115th Regiment. To sum it all up for those of you who are Aggies or WWII history enthusiasts, John landed as part of the second wave at Normandy on Omaha Beach in the area known as "Easy Red". He was not far behind Col. Rudder who's Rangers scaled the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, adjacent to the west end of Omaha Beach.

This video won the "People's Choice Award" in Ft. Worth Academy's Lower School talent competition in 2010.

A MUST SEE VIDEO..!!! The Percifield's really know how to create explosive excitement..!!! You'll really have a blast watching this video... The critics literally give this "TWO THUMBS UP"... I think you will too...

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