At the Camden County American Legion committee meeting, on April 15th, Merchantville resident John Brouse was elected as Camden County’s Commander for 2021-2022. John served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard for 8 years in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield which became Operation Desert Storm. He's been the Post Commander for Merchantville's FW Grigg Post 68 American Legion from 2013-2021. The Post has been active in Merchantville since the early 1920s and hosts events like the Annual PTSD walk to bring awareness to the Veteran suicide epidemic. In 2019 the Post celebrated 100 years and the Borough dedicated a portion of West Chestnut Avenue as "Corporal Grigg Way". The organization is currently promoting a "Build A Brick - Wall of Honor" at Wellwood Park.