Army Salutes Soldier’s Invention

Illinois Army National Guard Sgt. Wesley Todd is amazed—and thrilled—to be an inventor. While working on a light-towed howitzer cannon, Todd invented a device that improves soldier safety and equipment longevity to the extent that it is projected to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, perhaps more. The invention—which facilitates the removal of seized muzzle breaks from cannons, thereby eliminating the need for excessive force that can damage equipment—has been approved and is being tested before its possible implementation throughout the U.S. Army. “I am shocked that the Army is going to adopt something I designed myself,” said...

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