La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (Forty & Eight) Military National

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La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (Forty & Eight)
Association Type
Military National


Contact Phone Number
(317) 634-1804

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HQ Address
Voiture Nationale
777 N. Meridian Street Rm. 204
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1065



The Forty & Eight is committed to charitable and patriotic aims.  Our purpose is to uphold and defend the United States Constitution, to promote the well being of veterans and their widows and orphans, and to actively participate in selected charitable endeavors, which include programs that promote child welfare and nurse's training. 

The titles and symbols of the Forty & Eight reflect its First World War origins.  Americans were transported to the battle front on French trains within boxcars stenciled with a “40/8”, denoting its capacity to hold either forty men or eight horses.  This uncomfortable mode of transportation was familiar to all who fought in the trenches; a common small misery among American soldiers who thereafter found “40/8” a lighthearted symbol of the deeper service, sacrifice and unspoken horrors of war that bind all who have borne the battle. The Forty & Eight was founded in 1920 by American veterans returning from France.  Originally an arm of The American Legion, the Forty & Eight became an independent and separately incorporated veteran's organization in 1960.  Membership is by invitation of honorably discharged veterans and honorably serving members of the United States Armed Forces.

Direct Reporting All Chapters  
Voiture 358 Voiture 721
Voiture 927 Voiture 1012 (AL)
Voiture 1072 (AL) Voiture 1331 (AL)
Voiture 172 (AL) Voiture 242 (AL)
Voiture 425 (AL) Voiture 570 (AL)
Voiture 1098 (AK) Voiture 1126 (AK)
Voiture 1159 (AK) Voiture 1539 (AK)
Voiture 816 (AK) Voiture 1154 (AZ)
Voiture 1466 (AZ) Voiture 35 (AZ)
Voiture 379 (AZ) Voiture 398 (AZ)
Voiture 419 (AZ) Voiture 439 (AZ)
Voiture 555 (AZ) Voiture 622 (AZ)
Voiture 73 (AZ) Voiture 959 (AZ)
Voiture 987 (AZ) Voiture 993 (AZ)
Voiture 1079 (AR) Voiture 1277 (AR)
Voiture 1289 (AR) Voiture 1365 (AR)
Voiture 1521 (AR) Voiture 182 (AR)
Voiture 209 (AR) Voiture 314 (AR)
Voiture 854 (AR) Voiture 104 (CA)
Voiture 109 (CA) Voiture 1112 (CA)

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57 Enrolled 0 Eligible All Members
03 Abt, John (Junior), LCpl  30 Alajajian, Richard (AJ), GySgt 8
03 Alderdice, Jeff, SSgt  99 Armstrong, Al (Al), 1stSgt 
03 Beaupre, Dale (Frencie), Cpl 1 03 Bechdel, Dan (dan), LCpl -Deceased 
Bell, Gary, HM3 19 63 [Name Withheld] 12
35 Brennan, Kenneth (heckle), Cpl 01 Brooks, Lennie, SSgt 3
18 CALLAN, KYLE (Bill), PFC 01 Chacon, Mario (ESSE), Cpl
61 Collazo, Javier (Grumpy/Javs), SSgt 2 99 Coy, John (Pancho), MGySgt 2
23 Craigie, Frederick, Sgt 2 04 Dietz, David (Scout), GySgt 12
68 Duncan, Lamont (Lee), SSgt 5 59 Duncan, Peter (Dunc), Sgt
01 Duszynski, Martin, Jr. (ski), LCpl 2 60 GILTNER, ED, SSgt
33 Green, Joseph (Cpl USMC Retired), Cpl -Deceased  Gulledge, Timothy (Big Country), MSgt 180
00 Hale, Roy, Sgt  03 Hansell, Ronald (The Professor), LCpl -Deceased 
08 Hearn, Gordon, Cpl 7 35 Hill, Stephen (Steve), Cpl
25 Hinrichs, Richard, Pvt 59 Horton, Michael, Sgt
21 Johnston, Randall, SSgt 63 Jones, Bill, MSgt 
13 Kemp, Doug (sgtkemperfi), Sgt  35 Kurtz, Eric, Cpl 
59 LeDrew, Carlton (Chuck), MGySgt 21 70 Leyser, James J. (Jim / Pineapple), Sgt -Deceased 
03 Loudenburg, Kelly, Sgt  65 McBride, Richard G. (Mac), Cpl
03 Mooney, Richard MoonMan (MoonMan, Bartholomew ), Cpl 40 Motes, Joe (Joe), Sgt 2
28 Mueller, David, Sgt  21 Murphy, Donald (Murph), Cpl -Deceased 

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Association News and Events
May 15, 2016, GATOR WRECK 2
  Gator Wreck in Goose Creek, SC at Voiture 1067. Two of our PG were in attendance. Both survived and are now new Voyageur Militare. A white collar wreck will be held soon for some of our other members.

Dec 14, 2010, 2011 Convention
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