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La Societe Des Quarante Hommes Et Huit Chevaux is composed of honorably discharged and active duty US military personnel.  Many of our members have been and still are dedicated members and supporters of the American Legion.  The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses has a long and interesting history.

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The Texas Merci Boxcar was part of the Gratitude Train sent from France to the United States in February 1949.  The Grande Voiture du Texas of the Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses, more commonly known as the “Forty & Eight”, are the custodians of the Texas Merci Boxcar and have maintained it since it was received by then Governor Buford Jester and a host of delegates in 1949. 

In February 2014, the Texas Merci Boxcar was moved to Camp Mabry to be put on extended display in the Great Hall of the Texas Military Forces Museum.  More information below.

 

 

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