Michael Downs (2015 – 2017)

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Department Officers – 2017

Commander: David H. McReynolds, PCC
Senior Vice-Commander: Roger Tenney, CC
Junior Vice-Commander: Ben Block Jones II, PCC
Secretary: Michael Downs, PDC
Treasurer: Geoffrey Hintze, PDC
Department Council: Carl E. Addison
Samuel Gant, PDC
Ben Block Jones II, PCC
Chaplain Clyde Getman, PDC
Assistant Chaplain Assistant Chaplain
Patriotic Instructor Carl E. Addison
Civil War Memorials Officer David DuBrucq, CC
Graves Registration Officer Richard Holmes
ROTC/Eagle Scout Coordinator Nick Norwood
Signals Officer George A. Huttick
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Department Encampment – Map

All, with the Department Encampment upon us.  We thought it would be a good idea to post a map/directions from the hotel to the Heritage Center.

There are many ways to get around Murfreesboro, but the route with the fewest turns is shown above.

Hotel: 1453 Silohill Lane, Murfreesboro, TN
Heritage Center: 225 West College St., Murfreesboro, TN

1. Depart Silohill Ln toward Medical Center Pkwy                                                             456 ft
2. Turn right onto Medical Center Pkwy Pass Thornton Oil on the left in 0.3 mi                 3.7 mi
3. Road name changes to W Lokey Ave                                                                             0.2 mi
4. Turn right onto N Maple St                                                                                             0.6 mi
5. Turn right onto W College S                                                                                           285 ft
6. Arrive at W College St

The last intersection is N Maple St If you reach N Walnut St , you’ve gone too far

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Department Encampment


Registration for the March, 2017 Department Encampment has been rather slow to date, please get it to Brother David DuBrucq as soon as possible.  Please note, those who pre-register will have a special gift waiting for them at the Murfreesboro meeting.


Michael Downs, Department Commander




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Encampment Information – UPDATE!

Encampment Information
Department of Tennessee

27 Jan 2017

  1. The Department Encampment will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017
  2. In Murfreesboro, Tennessee (the location of the 1862-63 Battle of Stones River)
    The Heritage Center, 225 West College Street, Murfreesboro TN
  3. Contact information:
    Dave DuBrucq (in Murfreesboro)
    H: 629-201-8487, C: 6155251589
    Email: sockettuem@att.net
    Michael Downs (in Knoxville)
    C: 574-210-9267
    Email: mpdowns76@gmail.com
  4. Holiday Inn Murfreesboro
    1453 Silohill Lane
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    Booking info: a double queen is $119.00 a night, mention you are with the Sons of Union Veterans and use code UCV
  5. Nashville airport is the closest
  6. If you are flying in there probably WILL NOT be anyone available to pick you up, your best bet is to plan on renting a car (there is a shuttle from the airport that does stop in Murfreesboro)



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