‘Damn Yankees’ was born at Rock Island, but will live at Quantico moving forward

On 21 January 1991, the M198 155mm howitzer “Damn Yankees” was part of Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines during the Battle of Khafji on the border between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and fired the first U.S. shell of the conflict, going on to support coalition efforts until the cease-fire at the end of February.

And it has been found, restored to its Desert Storm/Shield configuration, and has arrived at the National Marine Corps Museum for display.

More in my column at Guns.com

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