EWU Cannon Crew Supports EWU Football Win Over Southern Utah

It was another busy Saturday on October 6, 2018 as the EWU ROTC “Fighting Eagle” Cadets supported the home football team in their game against Southern Utah University.  The ROTC Cadets supported the game by executing both Color Guard and Cannon Crew duties.  Captain Nicholas Carbaugh was the Cadre member in charge of game day preparations which included driving our crowd favorite Jeep, “Lil Eag” up to Roos Field with our historic historic M1A1 Pack Howitzer in tow:

The cannon first entered service during World War II with the 10th Mountain Division where it saw action against enemy forces during division operations in Italy.  The cannon after World War II has become a key part of EWU home football games as it is fired after every touchdown by the home team.

The cannon crew had another busy day as it fired the howitzer after 7 home team touchdowns, with Eastern Washington University winning the game over Southern Utah University by a score of 55-17.

The EWU Color Guard and cannon crew will next be in action in at Roos Field on October 27th when EWU plays host to the University of Idaho.

Go Eags!

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