The Forty & Eight  Charitable Veterans Since 1920

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Sims of Indiana Named 40&8 National Commander


INDIANAPOLIS  November 23, 2006   The national Forty & Eight veterans organization is pleased to announce Terry Sims of Hudson, Indiana, was elected Chef de Chemin de Fer, or national commander, of the Forty & Eight at its 87th annual national convention, held October 21, 2006, in Traverse City, Michigan.

Sims, originally from Columbus, Ohio, served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, 1966-1968, and attended business college in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He is married to Joan Sims and today resides in Hudson, Indiana.

Sims is a member of the Forty & Eight, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, since 1982, where he served as the unit's commander.  Sims also served in several national positions of responsibility prior to his election as the organization's national commander.

The Forty & Eight, founded in 1920, is a charitable honor society of American wartime veterans.  Its programs include Nurses Training, Child Welfare, Flags for First Graders, Carville Hansens Disease Center support, VA Voluntary Service programs and program support for American troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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