Dear Brothers, I have been under the weather for about a month, finally well enough to pick the Cracker back up
and do MY JOB. I am blessed to have you all praying for me and my brother John Polo to pick up the slack. This month
we are reporting on the Stone Mountain event where 100ís of SCV and Cavalry members flooded the park even after
permits were denied. This is why John and I do this newsletter so other folks who, like me could not go, we can see
true southron blood standing against evil, and misinformation. To all who made the long or short journey
to Stone Mountain, God Bless ya, and thanks to those who shared their stories and photos.
Donít forget that Memorial Day is upon us too and we as Confederate Veterans MUST not forget our Brothers and
Sisters who served and are serving, this day was Union Decoration Day but now we honour ALL WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE
PRICE for our freedom. I know many of you were touched by lost friends as displayed on the Vietnam wall, I know I was,
to you who have served and to those who suffered a loss, God Bless ya Brothers and sisters.
I would like to thank all of our reporters from the Confederation for their contributions to the Cracker.
Check your e-mails there is information coming out about our Division Reunion, If you can't make the whole weekend
I hope to see you all at the meeting. We will have a Mech. Cav. meeting following the general meeting.
Reported by Commander David King /Jubal A Early Camp #556
Capt 3rd Batt Co D Mechanized Cavalry
Hilton Ocala located at 3600 SW 36th Ave near Exit 350 at
Attached is the registration forms for the Reunion and the Banquet. Also attached is the Vendor Registration form.
Please disseminate to all of your Camp members and all SCV members on your mailing list.
In the bonds of the South,
Kelly V. Crocker
Commander, Florida Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The men of 3rd. Batt. CO D Cow cavalry had the honor of setting 4 more headstones at
Lake Lindsay Cemetery. in Brooksville. So far we are up to 29 with some in our warehouse and more
on the way .Pictured are myself, Clay J., Bob W. Johnny S., Jeff C., Butch F., Paul F., and Donna M.
Reported by Captain Brian "Vex" McClure
CAMP JACKSON MEMORIAL SERVICE & STONE DEDICATION
The Sgt. James W. Nicholson Camp 1478 placed and dedicated a memorial stone to the soldiers of Camp Jackson.
Camp Jackson was a Confederate training base then later a prison of war exchange camp in North Louisiana.
There were rifle and cannon salutes to their memory. The ceremony was attended by National PCIC Paul Gramling & National
Chief of Heritage Operations Donnie Kennedy.
PELICAN PROJECT RECOGNIZES...
LA DIV Chaplain Donald Kimbell (right) & Brad Kimbell (left) for their work in setting the Camp Jackson Memorial Stone.
The Pelican Project is a strategy to recognize historic places in Louisiana that are in danger of being lost
TIGER AWARD RECIPIENTS
Corporal Ron "Buckskin Billy" Butler (left) and Cody Livingston (right) were presented the LA SCV
Mech Cav's Tiger Patch Award & Certificate for their work in promoting our Southern History. Congratulations!
The Sabine Rifles Camp #2057 along with members of the LA SCV Mechanized Cavalry worked to ensure that
their local Confederate Veterans final resting places and their gravestones are cared for and maintained at St. Michaelís Cemetery
in Zwolle, LA. Thank you for your service Pvt. Juan Leone, Sabine Reserves, LA Militia. Deo Vindice!
The Sabine Rifles Camp #2057 with assistance of troopers with the LA SCV Mech Cav placed a headstone for
Pvt. John Strickland at Carter Cemetery on Merritt Mountain in Louisiana. We appreciate their dedication and hard work.
MARKER & FLAG POLE DEDICATION
The Sabine Rifles Camp #2057 with members of the LA SCV Mech Cavís 3rd Louisiana Cavalry, helped dedicate a
memorial stone and flag pole at the Victoria Cemetery near Florien, LA. A twenty one gun salute was fired in honor
of the Confederate Veterans buried there. Special thanks to Miss Annabelle Bagley from the Battle of Pleasant Hill
Association for her support and attendance. We appreciate everyone who was able to make this event.
Note: The stone was created in 2020 but because of COVID, the dedication had to be postponed until 2021. Deo Vindice!
FALLEN TROOPER TIM MARTINEZ HONORED
The family of departed trooper Pvt Tim Martinez was presented the Resolution from SCV Headquarters.
Also presented was a post mortem 'Tiger Patch' Award from the LA SCV Mech Cav and a check from the
Sabine Rifles Camp #2057 to help with expenses. The family was very pleased and extended their thanks to the SCV,
all Sabine Rifle camp members and the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry.
TIGER PATCH AWARD RECIPIENTS
New Tiger Patch Awards & Certificate's were presented by 1st Platoon Sgt. Dirk Shiflett to Trooper Jason Martinez #3197.
Watching on was his proud father 1st Lt. Syl Martinez. Also receiving the "Tiger Patch' was trooper
Larry Hollis #3563 (right) and (kneeling L-R) Blake Henderson #3711 & Lee Brandon #3388 . Congratulations!
2021 BATTLE OF PLEASANT HILL PARADE
The Sons of Confederate Veterans along with Heritage supporters participated in the 2021 Battle of Pleasant Hill Parade.
The crowd was very receptive. The SCV is huge supporter of BPH. A great time was had by all
PELICAN PROJECT RECOGNITION
During the 2021 Battle of Pleasant Hill Event, troopers present at the Louisiana SCV Mech Cav meeting who
had met certain criteria were presented the Pelican Project Patch. Recipients were: (l to r) James Cryer, Ken McBride,
Dirk Shiflett, Sylvester Martinez, Robert Stringfield & Bruce Procell (kneeling). The Pelican Project seeks to protect and
preserve all Louisiana history by working within local communities. We congratulate them on their commitment for being "hands on" in promoting our state.
The Washington Rifles Camp #2211 along with troopers of the LA SCV Mech Cavís 4th Platoon, cleared & cleaned
the McCain cemetery south of Franklinton, Louisiana. The Washington Rifles lead the ďChargeĒ in their area of the state with
their dedicated work in maintaining the burial sites of our Confederate Veterans.
Reported by James Holley
This is the Camp Blair Cemetery at Doddridge, Arkansas. It is maintained by the John Burton SCV camp at Fouke, Arkansas.
We set 22 stones Saturday, April 24, 2021. We dedicated 7 in October 2019. There is 29 stones there. All died of diseases.
They were with a Texas unit.