Acadiana Chapter, 82nd Airborne
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.
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
AIRBORNE DAYS REUNION
JUNE 9 - 11, 2017
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:
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