81mm headin’ your way

81mm marine mortar

Lance Cpl. Andrew M. Cunniff, mortarman, 81mm Mortar Platoon, Battalion Landing Team 2/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, ducks after firing a round during training at Udairi Range, Kuwait, May 2. The training marked the second time during the MEU’s current deployment that the platoon has fired its main weapon system.

Photo by: Cpl. Jeremy Ross
Photo ID: 200756173745
Submitting Unit: 26th MEU
Photo Date:05/02/2007

Click for bigger version. Pic from ‘Warlords’ Mortar Platoon lays sights, steel on desert in Marine Corps News. Check out the article and the additional photos.


  1. Awesome pic. After seeing how heavy those mothers were at ITS, I was glad that I was a rifleman. On the flip side, firing pocket artillery for a living would have been a kick-ass MOS.