Welcome to LZHurricane

LZ Hurricane is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the 82nd Field Artillery Regiment. Its purposes are to identify and honor all previous and current veterans who have served or are serving in the regiment, to promote the continued comradery of those who have served, and to collect and preserve the history of the Regiment.

The name LZ Hurricane is taken from the LZ that was the home of the 1st Battalion’s Headquarters from 1968 through 1971 near Chu Lai Combat Base, Vietnam, and reflects the fact that this web site was first established for the 1st Battalion only.

This current web site encompasses the entire 82nd Regiment. In addition, it covers its original designation as the 24th Cavalry Regiment and the 82nd, 61st, and 62nd FA Battalions as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions of the 82nd were designated in WWII and during the Korean Conflict.

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Americal Div. 2022 Reunion

The Americal Division Veterans Association will be holding its 2022 reunion will be held this August in Alexandria Va.  Both the 1st and 3rd Battalions of the 82nd served in the 23rd (Americal) ID in Vietnam and are eligible to attend the reunion.  The 1st Battalion was activated for service with the Americal Division in Vietnam arriving in 1968 and was part of Division Arty. providing supporting fires for all three of the 23rd's Brigades, the 196th, 198th and 11th Infantry Brigades. It had 3 batteries with towed 155mm howitzers and one battery of 8" SP's.  The 3rd Battalion was direct support for the 196th Brigade and was equipped with towed 105mm howitzers. It and the rest of the 196th in 1965 and was the last US artillery unit in Vietnam.    Read entire blog

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