United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

DoD News

Bookmark and Share

 News Article

Pentagon Lists Units of Possible Nerve Gas Victims

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 1996 – The Defense Department is notifying members and veterans of units listed here who may have been exposed to nerve gas during the Persian Gulf War. These units were located within a 31-mile radius of Kamisiyah, Iraq, where chemical weapons were destroyed March 4-15, 1991.


Anyone with information about the March 1991 incidents should contact DoD at 1-800-472-6719.

Units associated with the 82nd Airborne Division:

Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division

1st Brigade Tactical Command Post

3rd Brigade Tactical Operations Center

1st and 2nd Battalions, 504th Infantry

1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 505th Infantry

4th Battalion, 325th Infantry

1st and 2nd Battalions, 319th Field Artillery

1st Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry

3rd Battalion, 73rd Armor

313th Military Intelligence Battalion

307th Medical Battalion

307th Engineer Battalion

37th Engineer Battalion

450th Civil Affairs Battalion

Units associated with the 24th Infantry Division:

Main Command Post, 24th Infantry Division

Headquarters, 197th Infantry Brigade

2nd Squadron, 4th Cavalry

24th Signal Battalion

724th Combat Support Battalion

1st Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery

Headquarters, 36th Engineer Group

3rd Engineer Battalion

5th Engineer Battalion

299th Engineer Battalion

362nd Engineer Company

Units associated with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault):

2nd Brigade Rear Command Post

Headquarters, 101st Aviation Brigade

1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery

Other Units:

2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment

Headquarters, 265th Engineer Group

Headquarters, 937th Engineer Group

12th Engineer Battalion

46th Engineer Battalion

264th Engineer Company

Tactical Command Post (TAC), XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery

1st Battalion, 181st Field Artillery

1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery

Headquarters, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade

Headquarters, 12th Aviation Brigade

9th Chemical Company

36th Medical Detachment

5th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

41st Medical Hospital

47th Combat Support Hospital

47th Field Hospital

Contact Author

Additional Links

Stay Connected