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I am a new guy checking in..Just paid my dues to the 40 & 8...This is my 49th. year...just wondering if any of you are members?..Thanks Roy

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http://www.fortyandeight.org/

 

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La Societe des Quarante Hommes at Huit Chevaux is an independent, by invitation, honor organization of male and female U. S. veterans, more commonly known as the Forty & Eight.

 

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.

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I am a new guy checking in..Just paid my dues to the 40 & 8...This is my 49th. year...just wondering if any of you are members?..Thanks Roy

 

Thank you for your service, Roy. Perhaps you could post images of your membership badge and any related 40/8 items to the board. I, for one, would love to see it.

 

Kevin

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I am a new guy checking in..Just paid my dues to the 40 & 8...This is my 49th. year...just wondering if any of you are members?..Thanks Roy

Well.. My wife and her mother play bingo there often enough! Made $2300 there a week ago! :lol: Myself sometimes! :thumbsup:

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Hi Roy,

 

Bill Fikes Jr, Chef De Gar Passe 40 et 8 Locale 816 Matanuska-Susitna Borough Alaska. Bonjour.

 

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I am a new guy checking in..Just paid my dues to the 40 & 8...This is my 49th. year...just wondering if any of you are members?..Thanks Roy
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Here's a Vintage 40/8 Pin, Pennsylvania, the familiar Red Keystone.

 

We thought at first it was a 1930s DI for a Penna National guard unit or a Penna State Guard unit.

 

Our thanks to member  heftaa01 who IDed it.

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