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Well as I said last month I am getting older and ya know old people we always are looking back so below is a visit to 2010.

 I have enjoyed doing the newsletter ever since Doug Nash had to step down, and I have had the great honour of knowing all

 the previous editors. I also want to thank John Polo for ihis idea to make the “Florida Cracker” a confederation wide newsletter.

 The reports come in from Germany, Hawaii, the Great states of Florida, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Louisana and a few others

 I cant remember now (don’t forget I am old, that is what I am suppose to do.) With that said thanks for all your help in making this

the #1 read newsletter in the Mechanized Cavalry.

Gentlemen,

Hope everyone is well and survived the Holidays. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Officers Call.

I will be asking for some help while we are in Tennessee, we are bringing up a davit from a Confederate Blockade Runner

that was sank in Tampa, we will need to carry it from the trailer into the museum for permanent display.

I want to Thank AOT Commander Jason Boshers for his help in making this all come together.

IN LOVING MEMORY:

12/22/2019

Men of the Cavalry,

See below from Captain Harris of Georgia referring to the untimely passing of a Brother.

 Please lower all flags to half staff from now until one day after his service details of which I will pass on as I learn them.

Kevin Stone

SCV Mechanized Cavalry Commanding



I regret that I must inform you of the passing of our friend and brother Roger “Wayback” Reynolds last night.

Sudden and unexpected. We, 3-B, are all in a state of shock and disbelief this day. This one hurts.

It will be impossible to replace him. I’ve already ordered flags within 3-B to be lowered in his honor.

If you could issue the same order nationally, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks


RAYWWF

Train



Thomson, Georgia—Mr. Roger Dale Reynolds, 58, entered into rest December 22, 2019.

Mr. Reynolds, longtime resident of Thomson, was born in Salem, MA, the son of the late Mayo Burnice Reynolds and the

late Barbara Alice Martin Reynolds. He retired from Ft. Gordon as a pipefitter welder/plumber, where he had been named

as Employee of the Quarter, and was chosen Thomson Plumber of the Year. Mr. Reynolds was a member of the Sons of the

American Revolution (Little River Chapter, Sons of Confederate Veterans Brigadier General Bernard E. Bee Camp 1575 Aiken,

SC), and Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Calvary. He enjoyed boating, riding motorcycles, and especially loved spending

 time with his children and grandchildren. Mr. Reynolds was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Glenwood, GA.

Mechanized Cavalry Nation.....

It is my sad duty to report the Brother Chuck 'Evil' Hunt from 3rd Battalion, Company A,

 South Carolina Mechanized Cavalry crossed the river to rest under the trees on 12/31/19.

CIC ASKS:

Gentlemen,

I would like to know how many Mechanized Cavalry members were planning to participate in the Rolling Thunder ride to

D.C. on Memorial Day weekend, before you heard about the Gen Forrest re-interment ceremony on May 23rd

It has been officially announced by SCVHQ so it is time to share the particulars.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans Museum of the Confederacy will be officially dedicated on May 23, 2020.

Paul Gramling

January 17 at 10:57 PM

I maintain a copy of the “Florida Cracker” on digital Hard Drive.

I was not aware of the PDF converter until recently (thanks to John Polo) and now I am copying

 the full digital “Florida Cracker.” I was looking thru some old issues and thought maybe

ya’ll might like to look back also.

Florida at Nov 2010 Andersonville, Ga:

Soon to be Capt. Dave King

Current Florida Division Commander Kelly Crocker

My friend Cecil Raulerson



Our late Brother Wolf and his wife

Georgia’s Denny Foster



Alabama’s pride and joy, then Capt Mike Mc Murray

Then 3rd Bat. Major Luke Staton

Trooper Jason Frank telling the Camera what he thinks

Coming into downtown, The Wirtz Memorial

the gang

Our beloved Web Master John Polo

Then Lt Col. Greg Kalof SCVMC Commanding

A younger Col. Kevin Stone SCVMC Commanding

Tenn’s Lenny “Nimrod” and late son “Tow Truck”

SCVMC at Stone Mountain Memorial Service

Lakecity, Fl Police Chief stands with SCVMC at Olustee parade 2012

I have lots more but space prevents a LONG walk thru time, I apologize to those who have lost SCVMC members.

 I loved them so I wanted to remind others of all we have lost, just three last month alone. THANKS

  FLORIDA

Reported by Matt Scott , Chief of Staff Camp 770 Trenton, FL

It was my honor to swear in a new member this month.

This is Justin Duval Morgan #3670 (left) Quartermaster of Camp #770 Trenton, Florida, being sworn in by Matt Scott #3664.

The swearing in was done in Cedar Key, Florida at the site of Justin's 4th Great Grandfather.

Isaac Richburg of Company A, 10th Florida Infantry.

Issac Richburg was wounded at the Battle of the Crater, and present with General Lee during the surrender

at Appomattox Courthouse.

Battleflags were also placed at the headstones of other Confederate Veterans in the Cedar Key Cemetery.

(front) (left) Justin Morgan #3670 (right) Matt Scott #3664.

(back) (left) Shane Kinkead #3665, (right) 7th FL Brigade Commander Clement Lindsey.

More work was done on the Florida Headquarters building in Trenton, Florida this month.

Matt Scott #3664 and 7th Brigade Commander Clement Lindsey did several hours of pressure

washing in front of the building. More work days are currently being discussed for February.

 We may need Mech Cav reinforcements, I will keep you posted.