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Military tank collector dies at 59

Original post made on Jan 16, 2009

Jacques Mequet Littlefield, who assembled one of the largest private collections of military vehicles in the world and championed open space on the Midpeninsula, died Jan. 7 in Portola Valley. Mr. Littlefield was 59 and had battled cancer for the past decade.

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Posted by Rob Cummins
a resident of another community
on Jan 16, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Mr Littlefield will be sorely missed. His passion was infectious and the lives he touched in a positive way is in the millions.

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Posted by Liz Ditz
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on Jan 21, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Jacques Littlefield's Memorial Service Monday, March 2, 4 pm

The family very much would like anyone who was touched by Jacques' life and work to attend the service. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and anyone else who may be interested in attending.

The service will take place in Memorial Church, Stanford University. There will be a reception on campus following the service.

Dave Harrah, Jacques' friend since high school, will speak about Jacques' life up until Stanford. Jim Adams, emeritus professor of mechanical engineering, will speak about Jacques as a collector, scholar, and engineer. Jacques' five children will speak about Jacques as a father.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation (MVTF), P.O. Box 7390 Menlo Park CA 94026, email, or one of the other organizations Jacques supported: The Patton Museum, Cate School, the Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education, the California Academy of Sciences, the Hoover Institution or the Filoli Center.

Liz Ditz
Outreach Director, Military Vehicle Technology Foundation (MVTF)

MVTF website:
Web Link

MVTF mailing address:
P.O. Box 7390
Menlo Park, CA 94026

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