Dedicated to the men of the 'Greatest Generation'.  

Nothing in life is more exhilarating than to be shot at -
with no result.

Winston Churchill, 1874-1965

Something to Consider: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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Ardennes,   Rhineland,   Central Europe

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And all this before many of us were twenty-one.

Latest update: 11 June 2021.

NOTICE: 8th Armored Division Association Annual Reunion. August 20-21-22 2021

Join us for our annual reunion to be held in the Summer of 2021 and tour the new Museum of the Army at Ft Belvoir, VA with Dedication of the Memorial to the 8th Armored Division and its veterans. See image below of the Memorial, For more infomation, follow this link: 2021 Reunion and Tour

Memorial to the 8th Armored Division

To Members and Friends of the 8th Armored Division Association:

We wish to invite veterans, descendants of the veterans, researchers, teachers and students of the history of World War II, and members of veterans' organizations to join us. Our mission is to gather and preserve the stories, pictures, records, and archival data of the 8th Armored Division, and keep their memory alive for the future through reunions, social media, this website and newsletters.

Please help us in this mission by joining the Association, contributing to the newsletter (Thundering Herd), attending reunions, and spreading the word about the group to others.

We are also in the process of raising funds to have a memorial bronze plaque honoring the 8th Armored Divison placed at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA. Please help us raise funds by following this link and donating.

We are also in need of volunteers to share in the work of the Association. Please consider lending your talents and skills to this end.

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Newsletter, V-09, N-01, Winter 2020-2021


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