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Camp Pendleton Marines to mark July 4 with 21-gun howitzer salute

July 3, 2011 |  2:29 pm

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Residents of Fallbrook and Oceanside be advised: the Marines from the 11th Regiment at Camp Pendleton plan to commemorate the Fourth of July with a 21-gun salute.

Starting at noon Monday, the Marines plan to fire one round every five seconds from 105-millimeter howitzers, using blank ammunition.

Depending on the weather, the blasts may be heard up to 50 miles away.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: U.S. Army soldiers training with a 105-mm howitzer in Sicily. Credit: Department of Defense

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