Red Bud to get an M44 to display at Ratz Park

COMING TO RED BUD–The Red Bud VFW Post recently was notified by the U.S. Army Donation Program that they would be able to adopt a M44 self-propelled Howitzer. This piece of military equipment will be put on display near the Veterans Memorial at Ratz Memorial Park. Pictured is an example of an M44 from Wikipedia.

During Monday night’s Red Bud City Council meeting, it was noted that an M44 self-propelled Howitzer will soon be coming to stay in Red Bud.

During public comments at the meeting, Red Bud VFW Post Commander Clarence Nail gave some background information to the council and asked for their support of bringing the Howitzer here.

For more on the M44, please see this week’s print edition.