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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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
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 29
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  99 Osborne, John, Jr. (Bob), SgtMaj -Deceased 

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Association News and Events
May 15, 2016, GATOR WRECK
  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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