Memorial Plaque Honors 8th Armored

$1,100 of $14,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 18 months

The 8th Armored Division and its veterans served gallantly in WWII in the European Theater. They were engaged in combat in the Battle of the Bulge; Netherlands, Rhineland, Central Germany and Pilsen in Czechoslovakia losing hundreds killed in action and thousands wounded and injured in service.
They acquired the nickname - the 'Thundering Herd' . Many of the dead of the Division rest in Margraten Military Cemetery in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
The 8th Armored Division Association composed of the aging survivors of the Division, their descendants and friends desire to commemorate the service of the men of the 'Thundering Herd' with a memorial bronze plaque to be placed in a prominent location in the new Museum of the US Army at Ft Belvoir, VA.
The Association has commissioned a noted sculptor of military works, Andrew Chernak to create an appropriate representation of the service of the unit in battle. We hope to have the funds raised by the end of 2017, and plan on a 2018 placement and dedication.
This memorial will cost $14,000. We are appealing to the public and those who support the US military and its veterans to advance the effort by donating to the cause.
The Association is planning a wide ranging campaign to obtain the funds for the memorial.  We encourage all supporters of the WWII 'Fighters for Freedom', veterans and friends of the 8th Armored Division to make a  donation.
Any person or organization, who donates will have his/her/its name inscribed on a special ‘donors’
plaque which will also be placed next to the memorial.
Donor Categories on the plaque:
Supporter - $25 - $99
Partner - $100 - $499
Sponsor - $500 - $999
Patron - $1000 and above
We are using my American Legion Post 405 as the financial agent for the
campaign. The Post has a 501c3 designation and any donation will be tax deductible. Please be generous!
Please make the check out to:
Legion Post 405
Mail to:
8th Armored Division Association
2345 E. Dauphin St.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Thank you!

Andy Waskie, President

8th Armored Division Association


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Dear Supporters of the 8th Armored Division Association Fund to raise money to create a Bronze Memorial Plaque to the 8th Armored Division, the 'Thundering Herd' and its gallant veterans
Thank you sincerely for your generous donations so far in our goal of raising $14,000 for the Memorial which will be placed in a prominent place in the new Museum of the US Army at Ft Belvoir, VA now under construction.
Hoping for more support
Andy Waskie, president
8th Armored Division Association
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$1,100 of $14,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 18 months
Created January 18, 2017
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John Moseman
2 days ago

In honor of James Reyerson, 49th AIB, Co. A, killed in action March 5, 1945, near Rheinberg. Resting in Peace at Margraten.

George Haak
1 month ago

In honor of my Dad, M/Sgt Emil M. Haak, who proudly served with The Thundering Herd; HQ CO., 78th Med. Bn.

J. Marc Overrhage
6 months ago

In honor of my father Joseph A "Kip" Overhage

Jody Cockrell
17 months ago

In honor of my father, Allen W. Cockrell, Jr. who served in the 8th Armored Division, 49th AIB, company C.

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