Acadiana Chapter, 82nd Airborne
Division Association
News and Upcoming Events

The Chapter's next meeting will be Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 415 Robley Drive, Lafayette, LA 70503.


Photos from the Chapter's 2018 Anniversary Banquet have been posted to the 2018 Anniversary Banquet page.


Photos from the Chapter's Veterans Day visit to the  Jennings Veterans Home  have been added to the Chapter Photos page

82nd Airborne Division Association Publications:
*Read the Paraglide online
*Subscribe to the Association's electronic newsletter


Memorial Dedication at Camp Claiborne, LA
August 14, 2017 - view photos here


Jack Rogillio, Chapter Member and WWII Veteran of the 506th PIR, 101st ABN DIV, visited by 509th Paratroopers on


JUNE 9 - 11, 2017
Lafayette, LA


Contact Chapter Vice-Chairman Matthew Lane, Jr.,with website suggestions or comments.

Memorial Service for Chapter Member Lloyd King

On  Saturday, June 8, 2018, the Order of the Purple Heart held a memorial service for Vietnam Veteran Lloyd King, who served with the 101st Airborne Division's "No Slack" 2nd Battalion. Lloyd King died March 27, 2018, and will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in August. The memorial service was covered by the Acadiana Advocate in its 6/11/2018 edition. In addition to being a respected soldier, Lloyd was an also a poet and author. He published From Nam with Love,  a book of poetry he wrote while in Vietnam. The Military Writers Society awarded the collection its 2006 Gold Medal for Poetry Book of the Year.


All American Week 2018:

see Chapter members' Photographs from All American Week 2018


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