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Info on upcoming events, material acquisitions and other T.D. related subjects.

3-2-17....The 692nd will be having their annual reunion from June 25th - 28th, 2017, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. If you would like to attend, we have a block of rooms available at the Hampton Inn and Suites. Starting on March 6th, please call 616-261-5500, to book a room. Mention "692nd Family" to receive the special $129 room rate. The group will have use of the hotel's hospitality suite.

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4-26-16....Although received some time ago, we have uploaded a grouping of 112 images to the Allied Armor Section we are calling "The McManus Collection" - The photos contained in this Gallery were donated to the Tank Destroyer Association, by Norm McManus, who served on the Tank Destroyer Board, at Camp Hood, Texas. The collection includes mainly shots of the T70, which was later standardized as the M18. There are also a number of early war prototypes and weapons that never went into production. Although many of the shots are Signal Corps photos, Norm dug the negatives out of the trash, so they are not available from any other source. We will be adding descriptions to the images in the near future. Provided courtesy of the Tank Destroyer Association by L. L. Gill, TDA Historian.

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3-20-16....The 692nd will be having their annual reunion this year on June 19, 20 and 21st at the Hampton Inn, in Hagerstown, Maryland. If you would like to attend, please call 301-739-6100 to book a room. Use the code "692" to receive the special $89 room rate

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12-11-15....I just received a note from Marc Sehring, Operations Manager for the Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles. He informed me that they have completed their latest restoration, an M10 Tank Destroyer. They have a number of photos of the unit on their site, showing the restoration process. Marc says that it is the most complete, operational M10 in the world. VMMV also has an M36 and an M18 as well as M8 and M20 Armored cars in their 100+ vehicle collection. They are a restoration facilty, so contact them first to schedule an appointment to visit. They are located near Nokesville, Virgina and also have yearly events to showcase all their equipment. Check out their website for more information.......vmmv.org

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12-1-15.....A new book by author Steve Hunter "From the Command Car", which provides first-hand stories from the 628th Tank Destroyer battalion as told by Tec. 5 Charles A. Libby. The book is available in paperback from Amazon and you can get more information from their website at www.fromthecommandcar.com. Steve worked with us to add Mr. Libby to our Honoree area, so check him out there. Steve and Mr. Libby are currently out on the trail, promoting the book.

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I am also pleased to anounce a book from author David Ford, titled "Fort Hood in World War II". It is another book in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series and provides very interesting photos from the WWII period of the camp's existence. The book started as a collection of images collected by the camp's former Commander, Col. Charles M. Thirlkeld. David contacted me and utilized the Hood Panther newspapers we have on our site to assist with some of the book's captions. He also included a nice acknowledgement for the site and myself in the book. David is currently working with me to add both Col. Thirlkeld and his son, Lt. Charles M. Thirlkeld Jr. to our Honoree area. You can order this book from Amazon also.