Norwich Artillery Battery
The Norwich Artillery Battery, part of the Army ROTC Battalion, fires Civil War era cannons and WWII era howitzers at sporting events, graduation, alumni homecoming, family weekend, military ceremonies and other special events.
The cannons fired during events include three Pack Howitzers, o one Sir W.C. Armstrong and the Whitworth Salute Cannon. These fire missions support Norwich University and Corps of Cadets events.
The Battery also fires three M1A1 75mm Pack Howitzers. The howitzers saw action in WWII during the Pacific Campaign and were used by units of the United States Marine Corps and Army Airborne. One of the M1A1 75mm Pack Howitzers were used in Operation Market Garden in the European Theater. They were made in 1943 at Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Ill., and are called Pack Howitzers because they could be separated into several pieces and transported on pack mules.
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