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97TH ARTILLERY GROUP
Vietnam War

HOOMAU I LUNA

Image credit: Institute of Heraldry
Department of the Army
   

Hoomau i Luna
"Always On Top"

Distinctive Insignia Symbolism
The shield is red and yellow for Artillery. The partition of the shield "gyronny" symbolizes the organization's place of activation and home station, Hawaii, as the "Crossroads of the Pacific." The martlet in having no feet symbolizes that the organization did not remain in one place during World War II and alludes to the Central Pacific, Leyte and Ryukyus campaigns in which it participated.


97th Artillery Group (Air Defense Artillery)
"Hoomau i Luna" (Always On Top)
30 September 1965 - 25 October 1968
The following HAWK missile artillery battalions served at one time or another under 97th Artillery Group control:

6th Battalion, 56th Artillery 6th Battalion, 71st Artillery


   

Thanks to Eddie Donato for sending
the following photos of
D Battery, 6th Battalion, 56th Artillery

Eddie also added this background information:

"When I went over in '68, all the 56th Artillery (Hawk)
was around Saigon.  Later all the Batteries, except C,
were moved up north.  Towards the end of '69 they
 were one of the first units pulled as part of Nixon's
troop withdrawal."

   

   

HAWK missiles on an island off Chu Lai

This battery was located on an island just off Chu Lai.
The island hugged the coast and was shaped
something like an hourglass.
Photo: Eddie Donato

   

HAWK missile installation

One rocket launcher on left - 
battery housing on the right
Photo: Eddie Donato

   

Rocket launchers

Rocket launchers
Photo: Eddie Donato

   

Close-up of HAWK rocket launcher

Close up photo
Photo: Eddie Donato

   

 

INDEX OF PAGES
FIRST FIELD FORCE VIETNAM ARTILLERY
SECOND FIELD FORCE VIETNAM ARTILLERY
XXIV Corps Artillery
23rd Artillery Group
41st Artillery Group
52nd Artillery Group
54th Artillery Group
97th Artillery Group
108th Artillery Group
Complete list of Vietnam Artillery Units

 

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