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.

"Can and Will"

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

Forum Pages Now Online!

A new feature, the Forum pages has been added to your web page.  The forum page allows you to look for your comrades, talk to others about military history and give and get information on veterans services and benefits.  You will also be able to post your personal photos and videos to share with others. All Dragon veterans as well as any veteran or interested party are invited to use this feature and of course it is offered at no charge.

Of course, we expect that you will use this feature responsibly. No profanity, obscene photos and comments or comercial or political advertising will be allowed. Political opions will be allowed on the open topic forum but only when they don't contain any statements contrary to the welfare of our nation and do not advocate violence. When posting photos it will be assumed you are given this web site permission to use these photos and they may also be donated to the Military Veterans Museum of Wisconsin's archive collection unless you specifically ask that they are not to be used. Your web master will have final say on any postings on this web site. Read the forum rules before posting.

Try it at http://lzhurricane.com/forums

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