By Staff Sgt. Tanya Polk
4th IBCT PAO
“Here, fire this first,” said Sgt. Scott Arent to his section while handing over a patriotically painted 105mm round.
The words ‘Remember the fallen’ were festively scribed over top an American flag that embellished the outer casing of the high-explosive ammunition. Arent handed the 33-pound artillery round to his comrade, Spc. Jason Neverdahl, who awaited the command to load and then launch the M119A2 Howitzer.
“Fire!” exclaimed Neverdahl’s section chief, Staff Sgt. James Storozuk, and the first of more than 60 blasts resounded over Fort Stewart during Battery B, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division’s unique salute to fallen service members Thursday.
“It’s always good to fire rounds and especially for a good purpose,”