Detachment of New Jersey

Son of the Year

Nicholas Wingler

Updated April 18, 2019

The committee met on April 14 to go over and judge the received applications for the 2019 son of the year award

4 applications where received before the cutoff date none arrived after.

Of the 4 applications 1 was disqualified do to missing required paperwork in the printed rules there is a specific list of documents that must accompany a nomination and in this case certain documents were not included

Applications where not opened prior to the judging and then only opened after all members of the committee where seated at the table.

I as chairman inspected each packet for content before moving on to the main judging

After careful inspection and review of each of the remaining nominations the winner was selected at a vote of 6 to 1

All items for the son of the year award have been ordered and should all arrive before convention in June


Nicholas J. Wingler Son of The Year Chairman 2018-2019


The Sons of the American Legion Detachment of New Jersey


Son of the Year Recipients


2002 – Sean Howarth Squadron 72 Camden County

2003 – Gary Crawford Squadron 346 Monmouth County

2004 – Frank Keilti Squadron 72 Camden County

2005 – Dan DeRose Squadron 415 Bergin County *Deceased*

2006 – Thomas Marsden Squadron 348 Ocean County

2007 – Gary Nelson Squadron 365 Bergin County

2008 – Michael Popp Squadron 455 Ocean County *Deceased*

2009 – Don Sikorski Squadron 129 Ocean County *Deceased*

2010 – Dave Page Squadron 455 Ocean County

2011 – Andrew Malson Squadron 252 Gloucester County

2012 – Ron Cloos Squadron 129 Ocean County *Deceased*

2013 – Thomas Flaherty Squadron 310 Bergin County

2014 – George Platoni Squadron 1 Bergin County

2015 – Jack Murray Squadron 455 Ocean County

2016 – Matt Thalasinos Squadron 232 Ocean County

2017 – William Weinberg Squadron 3 Union County 

2018 - Nicholas J. Wingler Squadron 166 Ocean County