Detachment of New Jersey
Vice Commander

Edward Downs

Updated October 13, 2017

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My name is Edward J. Downs, Sr.  I hold my Sons of The American Legion (SAL) membership at Squadron 194 in Florence, Burlington County, NJ.  I have been a faithful SAL member for 30 years.  My SAL eligibility is through my stepfather, the late lifetime Legionnaire Clifford M. Wheaton, who honorably served in the U.S. Army in the 3rd Armored Tank Division.  Legionnaire Wheaton retired at the rank of E-6.


Once again, I am sincerely honored to have been elected a Detachment Vice Commander for the 2017-18 SAL administrative year.  I look forward to working with our new Detachment Commander C. David Page to support his Project and all of the various programs of The American Legion.  My territory of responsibility this year includes the counties of Burlington, Hunterdon, Morris, and Warren.  If at any time you should need my assistance or wish to invite me to attend your Post, Squadron, or Auxiliary event, please do not hesitate to contact me.  My contact information is shown below.


Edward J. Downs, Sr.

710 U.S. Highway Rte. 206, Apt. 7-M

Bordentown, NJ 08505

Home phone: (609) 298-5159

Cell phone: (609) 731-1556

Detachment Vice Commander

Activities Report, 2017-18

Current as of Friday, October 13, 2017

August 2017

10 - Traveled to American Legion Post 348 - Brick, Ocean County, NJ, to purchase tickets for their Annual Veterans Benefit Picnic.

12 - Attended the Annual Veterans Benefit Picnic at American Legion Post 348 - Brick, Ocean County, NJ.

September 2017

6 - Attended the Burlington County SAL meeting at Squadron 79 - Burlington City

11 - Commanded meeting at SAL Squadron 194 - Florence, Burlington County, NJ

23 - Attended The American Legion, Department of New Jersey, Centennial Celebration BBQ Fundraiser held at Post 294 - Pemberton, NJ.

30 - Enjoyed breakfast at SAL Squadron 286 - Pine Hill, Camden County, NJ.

30 - Attended The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New Jersey, Leadership Empowerment Class at American Legion Post 281 - Blackwood, Camden County

October 2017

2 - Commanded meeting at SAL Sq. 194 - Florence, Burlington County, NJ

3 - Attended meeting at SAL Sq. 284 - Whitehouse, Hunterdon, County, NJ

8 - Enjoyed breakfast at SAL Sq. 455 - New Egypt, Ocean County, NJ

14 - Planning to attend the SAL, Detachment of New Jersey, DEC meeting in Trenton.


For God & Country,


Edward J. Downs, Sr.

Detachment Vice Commander

Sons of The American Legion

Detachment of New Jersey