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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.

 

Feburary is upon us and a new year is wearing down to mundaine daily life. I see another year of fighting hate, seems

 we cant be anything except racisits. I got the old internet thing because I am white I’m a rascist and all the other things

 like White TV or the white college fund that the so called under privilaged can get. I just get so mad when I see

 the young white and black folks marching against something. They were born after many of us put on the uniform and fought for them

 to march, in Korea, Vietnam, Afganistan, Irac, etc… I guess if we keep re-writing history then we will be monsters.

 I cant say nothing, my sister called my a baby killer.

Well just remember, Valentines day and the Battle of Olustee in Lake City, Fl where 5500 of them, met 5000 of us and we

 sent them home with 1969 causulities. The 8th US Colored troops and the 54th US Colored were used by the US Army as cannon

 fodder while they fell back to Jacksonville, Fl. 10 Miles from Jax this same office ordered the black troops to tie a rope to the hospital train and drag it into town,

 not one soldier, the next day missed muster after marching 103 miles in 2 days.

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

 

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.

Not much going on down here right now, getting geared up for all of the upcoming events that will be upon us quickly.

We will be participating in the parade at the Battle of Olustee, The Brooksville Raid, and Officers Call.

I do have some news to report we had a State Representative propose a bill to protect the monuments in Florida including ours,

 we all know how’s this goes but at least we have a few people trying to do the right thing.

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Just got word for Officers call date,February 23rd @9.00 Elm Springs

Columbia,Tennessee. Hotel is Richland Inn (same as we always stay in)

(931)381-4500. $75.00 plus tax

SCVMC is our code for rate.

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We will be attending the Annual memorial Service at Stone Mountain this April. We will be leaving on April 5th and returning on the 7th.

We are staying at a different location this year.

If you are planning to attend call the motel asap and book your room, all you have to do is give them your name and use SCVMC as

the code all rooms are $61.00 a night plus tax.

DEER ACRES INN

802 N. Broad Street

Monroe, Ga.30656

(770) 267-3666

[SCV-MC] KY SCVMC Member passed away today

Men of the Cavalry

I just received this from Captain Joe Ford.

"Hey brother I wanna pass it along that we lost Michael Swinford this afternoon, he passed peacefully."

Michael Swinford #3287 had been placed with hospice care in Paducah. Michael was a Vietnam veteran that loves his country and this organization.

 Please pray for his family. All flags are to be lowered to half staff in his honour from now until 1 day after his services which have yet to be determined.

Kevin Stone
SCV Mechanized Cavalry Commanding

January 17, 2019

our brother David Tant #2993 has crossed the river.,  1-A 4th Platoon

[SCV-MC] 2018-2019

Tuesday January 1 - 2019

Men of the Cavalry

I would like to take a moment at the end of this year to thank all of you for the excellent job you've done forwarding

the Colours this year. The men of the Mechanized Cavalry are the Special Forces of the SCV and we do this in deeds and

not words! Our members are leading the way from the daily and seemingly mundane tasks of attending SCV meetings

and events to installing Mega Flags and monuments on roadways and battlefields across the Southland! Open a Confederate

Veterans magazine and you will find the work of the SCV being done if not led by YOU!

It makes me very proud to serve among such men and I look forward to what 2019 brings! There will definitely be

 challenges and even setbacks but I pray and firmly believe that we will overcome them as long as we maintain

 our course and remember that we do what we do for the Confederate Soldier.

Take a moment to remember all those we have lost in 2018 and remember that tomorrow is promised to no one.

 Take the upcoming opportunities in 2019 and spend time with fellow cavalrymen this year.

See you on the front lines...


Kevin Stone

SCV Mechanized Cavalry Commanding

 

MEN OF THE CAVALRY

UPON RECEIVING FINAL APPROVAL FROM ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STRAIN AND ENSURING WITH CIC

GRAMLING THERE WERE NO CONFLICTS WITH THE GEC I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL MEET SATURDAY

 FEBRUARY 23, 2019 AT 9AM FOR WINTER OFFICER'S CALL. AS ALWAYS ALL SCVMC MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING

ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AS THE BUSINESS OF THE CAVALRY IS DONE BUT REMEMBER THAT ANY ISSUES NEED

TO BE SENT UP THRU YOUR CHAIN OF COMMAND AND WILL BE SENT IN TO BE ADDED TO THE AGENDA BY YOUR

 COMPANY COMMANDER WITH THE DEADLINE FOR BEING PUT ON THE AGENDA AS 1/23/19. THIS IS AN ELECTION YEAR

 FOR GENERAL AND ALL NOMINATIONS ARE TO BE SENT IN THIS WAY AS WELL.

THE HOST HOTEL IS RICHLAND INN AND THEY ARE EXPECTING TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY. CALL (931)381-4500

AND ASK FOR THE SCVMC RATE WHICH IS $75.00 PER NIGHT PLUS TAXES.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING AS MANY OF Y'ALL AS CAN MAKE IT AND HOPE TO MOVE OUR GREAT ORGANIZATION FORWARD

 FOR 2019 AND BEYOND.

RIDE AS YOU WOULD WITH FORREST!

KEVIN STONE
SCV MECHANIZED CAVALRY, COMMANDING

January 19, 2019

Passing member of 1G.

Men of the Cavalry,


I am saddened to hear of yet another Brother that has passed away. Please keep the family and his fellow Mississippi Brothers in your prayers.

 Lower all flags to half staff from now until 1 day after his services which are yet to be determined. See the email below from Captain Nelms.


Kevin Stone

SCV Mechanized Cavalry Commanding



General Stone,


I am sad to report that #2723 Private Bobby Joe Denton 1st Battalion Company G has crossed the river to rest under

the shade of trees. Bobby Joe was a good man. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers!

Brothers of Co. C. With sadness in my heart

I have received word today from 2 nd Platoon 1st. Sgt. Paul Mattoon of the passing of one of our brothers.

#948 2nd. Lt. Honorary Steve A. Harless , 2nd Plt, Co. C has crossed the river to be under the shade , January 26, 2019 in Arlington,Texas.

May you R.I.P

Paul Franklin Smith

   FLORIDA

Reported by Jim Edwards

General Robert Edward Lee Birthday Celebration at

the Jefferson Davis Memorial Park.

Early Friday morning, 18 January 2019, two of Florida's Northeast Mech-Cav members, LT Joe Davis and Jimmy Edwards,

departed for Ashburn, Georgia to hook-up with some of Georgia M-C members and spend the night at the Ashburn Inn.

Upon arrival we met up with LT Tony "Hollywood" Pilgrim, OCR Samantha "Sam" Bryson, Keith "Smokey" Hines, and Chris May.

 As the sun set, more Georgia members arrived, to include the Georgia M-C State Captain. The group enjoyed a Friday evening

 dinner at a local Mexican Restaurant where motorcycle "war" stories were shared. The next day, Saturday, 19 January,

 we departed the Ashburn Inn and headed for downtown Irwinville, Georgia to rendezvous with more Georgia M-C members,

which included Georgia LT Robert "Road-Dog" Ballard. After personal greetings, everyone headed for the Jefferson Davis Park

 (aka Jefferson Davis Capture Site) to attend the celebration and to hear the renowned guest speaker, Pastor John Weaver,

acknowledge the greatness of General Lee. Our own M-C Lieutenant Colonel, Tim "Trigger" Hawkins, was also in attendance.

After the event there was one awesome BBQ dinner served, which was provided by the Georgia Division and cooked by Georgia M-C member,

 Pit Master LT Ken "Sarge" Arvin and his wife, Bonny. (I apologize, as there was a large presence of Georgia Mech-Cav members

 who's names I did not know.

Wess,


These pics and more to follow (can't get them all in one email), to include words for the article, are for the Feb Cracker.

 I'm sorry about not being able to name everyone in all the pics, as I didn't know all these guys. However, the first one

below on the left is Florida's LT Joe Davis standing in the doorway of our motel room. Next is LT Davis and Chris May.

 Next is (left to right) LT Tony "Hollywood" Pilgram, OCR Samantha "Sam" Bryson, and Keith "Smokey" Hines. Next pic is Sam again.

 Next is Smokey and Chris May. The next is a group of the Georgia guys eating out at a Mexican restaurant Friday night with the

Mech-Cav State Captain at the end of the table (I don't know everyone's name, but I think the state captain is "Train."

The last pic is Jimmy Edwards (standing) and LT Joe Davis, the two Florida guys.
 

P.S. That Sam is a babe.

   GEORGIA

 Reported by Randy Vaughn

Ga. Troop 1 Fall Heritage Ride 11-10-18

11-10-18 227 miles RIDE TO HELP REASSEMBLE A CONFEDERATE STATUE PULLED DOWN IN ROME GA

WAS A GOOD DAY WITH GOOD PEOPLE AND I HOPE IT HELPS GET THE THING REPLACED

AFTER 153 YEARS OF STANDING GUARD OF THE HISTORY OF THE SOUTH