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* Author  name and State

* Identification SCV Mechnized Cavalry, SCV or others..

* All reports or submissions should contain the following information : "Who", "What", "When" and "Where

* Pictures,  maximun 15 pics per report, If circumstances allow (WEBSPACE) will be expandable.

ALL submitted pictures must be in JPG or JPEG format include the names of each person

 appearing in the photo whenever possible.

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly :

* Same policy,  JPG or JPEG format

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CRACKER is published monthly, the last Friday of each mont, rain or shine, don't wait until the last minute to send us the report,

 check out deadline.  I would like to thank all of our reporters from the Confederation for their contributions to the Cracker.

Editor's note : I send the Cracker to John one week before it is put on the website so my deadline is the next to last

weekend of the month.


May is here and the riding weather begins for most of ya’ll I know this carzy winter weather has snow for some of ya.

As I write this I am preparing for Confederate Memorial Day motorcade to West Palm Beach to meet Florida’s Fourteenth Brigade

 members as we honour 171 veterans in 7 counties. I hope your weekend is as happy honouring our veterans.

I would like to thank all of our reporters from the Confederation for their contributions to the Cracker.

Editor’s Note: Many of you submit your photos to John directly, I keep an archive of the Cracker so please copy

 me with your pics and articles, as what goes in the Digital Copy is not saved and we lose many good articles

that way, I also ask that you try to identify the event and names as best you can.

 Many times I see pictures of say, Ga. boys and I have no clue who they are or why unless they stand in front of a sign

which ID’s the event. This newsletter is read by Cav members and SCV IHQ, and also non SCV members, s

o the more info the better, everyone likes to see their photo and name in print.

As we wind up Confederate History Month I would like to thank the Georgia Boys for one hell of an event at Stone Mountain this year.

The motel and location we stayed at was more than accommodating to everyone who was there.

Hats off to Train and his men for the outstanding job and effort put forth.


Chris Keen has passed away

Sat, 6 Apr 2019

It is with a heavy heart that I report that Sgt at Arms of the Mechanized Cavalry 2B 1st Platoon member of the

 Mingo Militia Camp 1717 has died..I quote his Camp Commander and mentor Steve Hulen:

"Sgt Keen was an inspiration to every one that he met even for just a moment. Chris inspired people because

he was confindent in who he was. He only saw good in everyone he met. He always knew that he life was short

 because of his Cystic Fibrosis but he fought the good fight and I believe that God looked down and saw the difficulties and the pain and that he sent death

to heal him and to give him peace.

Please pray for comfort and peace for Pete Debbie Caroline and Kelly Grace.

I will post arrangements as soon as I hear."

As Division Commander I am ordering all flags to be lowered to half staff from now until one day after his service.

As General of the SCV Mechanized Cavalry I requested a ceremony to lower the flag at SCVMC HQ for the National

Confederate Memorial Day Service located in Monroe, Ga, and was assured by the Georgia Captain that they would be honoured to do it.

Kevin Stone

Commander NC Division SCV


Good evening John,

I hate to bring the bad news but our "Lil Brother" Chris has gone to be with the Lord.

As you can see by his Facebook post he was certainly excited when he made the Cracker last year and I saw where

 he had taken a different photo from that day and made it his profile picture and I was hoping you would

use one of these as the cover if the next Cracker.



Reprinted by permission:

Cuz's wife Danielle asked that I forward this message to the egroup asap. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Kevin Stone

SCV Mechanized Cavalry Commanding

This letter goes out to all the SCV and SCVMC and OCR brothers and sisters from Dean and Kim Shupert.

Dean and I would like to thank each and everyone of our brothers and sisters who donated your hard earned money to us.

 We are overwhelmed by the love and support.

Cherish every moment with the ones you love. Tomorrow is never promised. I look back at all the times Dean wanted to go out

 to supper or take a night ride on the bike, I declined because I was exhausted from working all day.

If only I could turn back time. Create as many memories as possible with your better halves, for they are the ones that make you whole.

Only the good Lord above knows how much time we have to live this crazy train we call life. It could be 10 years, 10 months,

10 weeks, or 10 days or 10 minutes, so count your blessing. Live every second like you are dyeing. Go the extra mile to please your loved ones.

We appreciate all the prayers and Love and Support.

Love to all

Dean and Kim Shupert

Letters to the editor:

Dear Compatriot Wess;

I love the Cracker I can't imagin the work that it takes to do this Quality Publication.

Please excuse me this quite, I don't like the picturing of the US flag deliberately placed, and the photo and sent to you for publication.

This issue has at least 2. The last couple of Issues don't have any.

I know there are some occasions where it is unavoidable but in most cases it can be eliminated by the picture taker.

I belong to a camp in Harrison, Arkansas and they meet in a public building that has the us flag.

And that bunch pledges to that us flag. What would a Confederate Soldier think if he saw this.

I am saying that if the yankees have a flag pictured in the Cracker, it should be the correct flag.

The Gettysburg flag

Lt. Tom Sledge Hammer SCV MC 750

Mr. West Frank,

Editor of the Cracker

Mr. Frank,

Did you receive this email? If so is it just too much trouble? If so can you show me how to copy current issues from

here on out? Regarding the past issues, I may be able one day to get them, issue by issue, if possible?

Sorry for the trouble, I just thought I was saving them all this time?

Deo Vindice + Damnant quod non intellegunt,




ED REPLY: The “Florida Cracker” is a digital magazine posted monthly by John Polo owner of the site, unfortunately the site

 is a protected PDF Format. I retain hard copies on a hard drive for archive reference and cannot transmit them. SORRY


WEBMASTER REPLY : Cracker is a humble webpage made by SCV Mechanized Cavalry members to SCV Mechanized Cavalry members.

 We do not retain a copy for web space reasons, the web space, also known as storage space or disk space,

generally refers to the amount of space on a web server that is allocated to website owners by the web hosting companies.

It is made up of the total quantity of all text files, images, scripts, databases, emails and other files related to website.

 However if anyone is seriously interested to get a copy of Cracker this is the online quick solution :



Reported by Lieutenant Brian "Vex" McClure


Congratulations to Captain Bobby White for being re-elected as

 captain of the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry. MCFFMC!


The Washington Rifles Camp #2211 of Franklinton, LA along with Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry support,

 cleaned up three cemeteries in Southeast Louisiana. Cemetery upkeep is a large part of what the Sons of Confederate

Veterans is all about... the preservation of our Heritage and the caretakers of our History.


The LA SCVMC swore in three new troopers at the 2019 LA State Meeting in Alexandria, Louisiana. William Craft,

Cressler Craft & Lavon Paul Landry were inducted into the SCV Mechanized Cavalry by Captain Bobby White.


James White and Richard Wittington were presented the LA SCVMC's Lee's Fightin' Tiger Award & Patch for their

contributions to the Sons of Confederate Veterans & SCV Mechanized Cavalry at the 2019 Louisiana State Meeting in Alexandria, LA.


The Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry presented the "Friends of the LA SCVMC" Patch to the ladies of the OCR in attendance

at the 2019 Louisiana State Meeting for their support of the Louisiana Sons of Confederate Veterans.


Sylvester Martinez & John Acker were presented the Colonel Frederick Nash Ogden Award for being the "Top Two" recruiters for

 the state of Louisiana at the 2019 LA SCVMC State Meeting in Alexandria.

The award is named after Colonel Ogden who was the commander of the 9th Louisiana Cavalry.



Pictured are recipients of the Colonel John Sims Scott Award "Order of the Saber." This award is the highest award attainable in the

 state of Louisiana for the SCVMC. The award (certificate & patch) is presented to those that have contributed to the growth,

 promotion and above the call of duty actions for the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry.

Recipients at the 2019 LA SCVMC State Meeting in Alexandria are Mike Langley, Brian McClure, Lane Capps, Bobby White,

 John Acker, Robert Shumake, Syl Martinez. Not pictured: James Cryer & Archie Toombs.

The award is named after Colonel John Sims Scott of the 1st Louisiana Cavalry.


Jordan Daniel Boatman #3449 was sworn into the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry by

 LA SCVMC member & Sabine Rifles Camp Commander Syl Martinez

The Louisiana Division was well represented at the National Sons of Confederate Veterans Stone Mountain Event.


1st Battalion "General Spanky's" Battery fired Lil' Fury during the Rolling Thunder salute to our Confederate Veterans at the

foot of Stone Mountain. The gun crew was comprised of Maj. Frank Dietz, Capt. Bobby White, Lt. Brian Vex McClure,

 Cpl. Lane Capps & Cpl. Robert Shumake. General Spanky is hanging out on the back of the chair.


The Sons of Confederate Veterans lined the bridge over the Ouachita River spanning between

 Monroe & West Monroe, Louisiana flying the Colors in celebration of Confederate Heritage Month.