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E Battery, 82nd Artillery


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Image courtesy of David Grieshop

Btry "E" ( Avn )  82nd Arty ... Operations tent at the Golf Course (An Khe, Vietnam )
Image courtesy of Ed Lemp

The Golf Course RVN September 1965 ...Frank Welch front...myself in back ........... notice our ( E 82nd's )  H-13's on the flight line in the back of the photo
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Needless to say the rainy season sucked at the Golf Course .... RVN September 1965 (An Khe)
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E 82ND was not an ARA unit. We supported DIV ARTY with recon, C.C., Resupply and fire direction, etc...What ever the unit we were suporting needed helicopter wise. We had a bunch of OH13'S and a couple of B model Hueys. Here's an article on the unit from Stars and Stripes, late 1965
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We did not have a unit patch...The A/C markings were red skid tips to denote an artillery unit and the Cav artillery patch on the nose.
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Regimental or "Distinctive" insignia for the 82nd Field Artillery Regt.
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Click here for a brief history of E 82 in Vietnam


The early days at the Golf Course ...late Sept 65 early Oct 65. It was one of our B model Huey's. Being that I'm on the right side... I was the gunner on that ship.  (I was still crewing an H-13 at this time. Didn't get my Huey til later that year. )
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Airborne in Ship 105 ....can't remember the pilot's name.
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Coming in for a landing at the Golf Course. Flight-line E 82nd area. 9/65
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One last drink on R and R in Nha Trang .... getting ready to get on flight back to An Khe
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One of E 82nd H-13's. Note Bullet Hole in the center rocker cover
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Break time at Tuy Hoa Airbase 10/65
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Looking back
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A close call - WO Hussey was left seat in Huey...round passed through door...went through the left boot strap (SEE PENCIL) and hit right ankle...the the spent round fell on the floor plate
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Near Cambodian border ... Operation Matador
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1st Cav ... early days at the Golf Course .... burning shit
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Meshed blades
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My dad, MSG Jacob Lowe was with E battery, 82nd artillery, 1st Cavalry division at Phuoc Vinh. One of the things he gave me was his unit patch. It was originally in plastic with a tab on top so that it could hang from a pocket button. His first tour was with the 1st Aviation Brigade at Pleiku 1966-1967. I would be happy to hear from anyone who might have served with him.
Image courtesy of Jeff Lowe in memory of his father MSG Jacob Lowe, Btry E (Avn) 82 Arty, Phuoc Vinh , Sept 69 - July 70


Image courtesy of Howard Kelly

The "Woodpecker" emblem was our call sign and insignia.
Image courtesy of Lance Hiltbrand

I was fortunate enough to be a Crew Chief and Door Gunner on the Colonel’s (Colonel Wolf) ship – Woodpecker 949 – during much of my time in Viet Nam (June 1968 – June 1969). Looking back – I have come to realize how fortunate I was to be assigned to an outfit populated with such a great group of guys!
Image courtesy of Paul W. Herring, E Battery, 82nd Artillery

949's View of Battleship New Jersey
Image courtesy of Paul W. Herring, E Battery, 82nd Artillery

949's Bunker Sign for Col. Wolfe.
Image courtesy of Paul W. Herring, E Battery, 82nd Artillery

C-130 at Camp Evans
Image courtesy of Paul W. Herring, E Battery, 82nd Artillery

Fuel-Rest Stop at Cam Ranh Bay on way South
Image courtesy of Paul W. Herring, E Battery, 82nd Artillery

Group Photo on Flight Line @ Camp Evans
Image courtesy of Paul W. Herring, E Battery, 82nd Artillery

Me on 949 Test Flt. @ 3000 ft
Image courtesy of Paul W. Herring, E Battery, 82nd Artillery

Me w/949 at Camp Evans
Image courtesy of Paul W. Herring, E Battery, 82nd Artillery


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