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 Division Artillery T Shirts now available

A limited number of T shirts featuring all the Artillery units that served within the Americal (23rd Infantry) Division in Vietnam are now available. Both the 1st and 3rd Battalions of the 82nd are among those units featured. The cost is $20 including shipping and all proceeds will go towards a monument for the Americal Artillery units now being planned at Fort Sill. The shirts come in Arty red and feature a crossed cannons design on the front left pocket and a list of all units on the back. To order contact Ron Green 141 Riverbend Dr. Ocoee, TN 37361  

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Former 1st Battalion Commander Paul Cothern Passed

I regret to announce that former 1st Battalion Commander LtCol Paul Cothern passed away on Christmas Eve at his home in Olathe, Kansas. The 85 year old Cothern commanded the Battalion during its train up and deployment to Vietnam in 1968. Read entire blog

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