Department of Maine

This photograph shows the 2nd Maine regiment (1861-1863) encamped on Christmas day, 1861. The encampment was at Hall’s Hill across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.  The 2nd Maine was part of Martindale’s Brigade of the Fifth Corps. Collections of Maine Historical Society

Frank Albert Downs

August 24, 1899 – July 12, 1981 Department Commander 1941 Descended from Ezekiel Downs Pvt. 16th Reg. ME Inf. Mustered in August 5, 1863 Burial at Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Waldo, Maine Find A Grave Memorial# 117465687

David V. Medert

It is with deep regret that I announce the passing of Past Commander in Chief David V Medert of the Department of Ohio. Brother Medert passed away 4 November 2022 at 3:00PM. In addition to being a Commander in Chief (2008), Brother Medert was Past Department Commander of the Department of Ohio, as well as…

Henry E. Shaw, Jr.

It is our sad duty to report the passing of Brother Brigadier General Henry E. Shaw Jr. (SVR). He died at 8:00am on Sunday, 16 October 2022. Brother Shaw was the Deputy Commander for the Sons of Veterans Reserve as well as a valued mentor and friend to dozens of Past Commander-in-Chiefs of the Sons…

2022 Grant Cup

The Department of Maine has received the U.S. Grant Cup Award for 2021-2022 year. The Grant Cup is awarded to departments with largest percentage increase in new members. SUVCW Commandery-in-Chief Annual Awards and Recipients

Andrew M. Johnson

Past Commander-in-Chief With a heavy heart, I have the sad duty to report the death of Past Commander-in-Chief Andrew M. Johnson on 22 May 2022 at the age of 86. PCinC “Andy” Johnson, life member #393, was a long-time member of the Lincoln-Cushing Camp No. 2 of Washington D.C. and served as Camp Commander, Commander…

John Wilson Oliver, Jr.

November 15, 2021 It is with deep regret that we report the death of Real Son and Life Member John Wilson Oliver Jr., on 15 November 2021, at the age of 96 years. Brother Oliver was a member of the Major William Anderson McTeer Camp 39 of the Department of Tennessee and had resided in…

William Alan Pollard

July 27, 1956 – August 17, 2021 Although the funeral was held for Brother Pollard on August 23rd, the Department of Texas will conduct a special service in his memory at 10 AM on October 30th, at the Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas. It is our sad duty to share the loss…

Ryan King

I am sad to report the recent death of Ryan King, former member of Chaplin Camp#3. We found the post Maine Maritime Celebrates the Life of Ryan King on the Maine Maritime website. Ryan was the principal force in reviving Chaplin Camp #3 under a new charter in 1997. He served two terms as Dept….