CAP DRAA, Morocco – The sun barely peeked over the horizon when the stillness was shattered by the roar of artillery. Two men with ties to Carbon County crawled out of their tents into the southern Moroccan morning to begin another day.
Marine Corps Reserve Lance Cpls. Brian E. Rivera, son of Rosalind Rivera of Cedar Avenue, Jim Thorpe, and Brian Zulic, son of Michael and Marti Zulic of West Fell Street, Summit Hill, are in Morocco supporting exercise African Lion 2011.
"I'm a howitzer crewman," said Rivera, "I am the Marine who loads the round into the cannon."