The New Year is now upon us, the Virus shot is out, so 2021 may be the best year yet. December the 19th I officially
became old at age 70 so to my younger readers laugh now your day is coming. To my older friends and readers, I love ya brothers
and sisters too. The old age, as my son says, you begin to look toward the end. I said before I have looked back to Wedge’s
dead so many years ago and the three men here in Florida we lost in one week about a month back, which leads me to wishing y’all
a very Happy New Year, be safe and ride as if with Forrest. God Bless ya brother and sisters.
I would like to wish all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
2261 Pvt. Michael O’Brien Labeth Of 1st. Battalion ,Co. C Texas.
Brothers of the Mechanized Cavalry Nation
It is my sad duty to report that Jim "Bossman" Orebough, Oklahoma SCV Division Commander and a member of the
SCV Mechanized Cavalry 1st Battalion, Company F, 5th Platoon has crossed the River to rest in the shade of the trees....
Please keep his family, the Oklahoma Division SCV and his 1-F Brothers in your prayers during this time of loss and grief.
SCVMC NATIONAL HABADASHERY AND DISCUSSION GROUP
Our brother Benjamin Cox has been called over the river. May he rest in the shade of the trees. You will be missed brother.
Your shoes as adjutant will be hard to fill. Go rest high on that mountain. 1st battalion company A.
SCVMC NATIONAL HABADASHERY AND DISCUSSION GROUP
Reported by Commander David King /Jubal A Early Camp #556
Capt 3rd Batt Co D Mechanized Cavalry
Saturday Dec.19th members of 3rd. Batt. CO. along with members from the Cow Cavalry Camp and the Major Footman camp
installed 7 headstones honoring our Confederate dead. This is an ongoing project that is being ram rodded by Donna Mcpherson
her tireless effort in getting these stones is invaluable. Brigade Commander and Mech. Cav. Member Leon Arthur and his departed
wife Evelyn were also very instrumental in locating the soldiers of Desoto County. The Cav. will be installing more head stones
after the first of the year, as of now we have 14 in our possession and I,m just going to say a few more on the way. I would like to
thank everyone that helped out this weekend and I will be reaching out in January for more help, the next time will be a little closer.
Reported by Jimmy Edwards
FLORIDA MECH-CAV PARTICIPATES IN CHRISTMAS PARADE
Reported by Lieutenant Brian "Vex" McClure
Executive Officer & Communications
4TH ANNUAL VETERANS FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, NOV 21ST
ATHENS VILLAGE HALL, ATHENS, LA
CO-SPONSORED BY THE LA SCVMC
The 4th Annual Veterans Festival was held November 21, 2020 in Athens, Louisiana. The SCV booth also sold tickets for a Cajun Fryer
with proceeds going to the Battle of Pleasant Hill Restoration Project. Participants included SCV, SCVMC, UDC, OCR, FOS, the 3rd Louisiana Cavalry
and Cameron's Battery. This was a great promotional opportunity partnering with a Louisiana municipality.
We appreciate everyone who came out in support!
2020 PLEASANT HILL CHRISTMAS PARADE
PLEASANT HILL, LOUISIANA
The Col. Samuel D Russell Camp 1617 sponsored the SCV Procession in the 2020 Pleasant Hill Christmas Parade in Pleasant Hill,
Louisiana. SCV, Mech Cav, OCR, UDC, and re-enactors fill the procession and lineup.
We appreciate everyone who came out in attendance. Deo Vindice!
NEW TROOPER EDWARDS
Greg Edwards was sworn into Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry at the Sabine Rifles Camp #2057 monthly meeting by
1st Platoon Sgt. Dirk Shiflett (left) and is pictured here also with Camp Commander & LA SCVMC Chief of Staff
2nd Lt. Syl Martinez (right). Welcome to the LA SCVMC. Congratulations!
SUDO RECEIVES DIVISION LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP
Lt. J.Y. Sanders Camp Commander Steve Alvarez presents LA SCVMC trooper & Sanders Camp
member Nile Sudo with a Louisiana Division Lifetime Membership. Congratulations!
2020 SCV CHRISTMAS DINNER
The SCV Col. Samuel D. Russell Camp 1617 had their annual Christmas party in downtown Natchitoches.
It was attended by SCV, OCR, UDC, Mech Cav, family, and friends. The Russell Camp did an excellent job and we
appreciate everything they did to make it a wonderful success.
LA SCVMC RECOGNIZES CALHOUN
The Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry presented Katelyn Nicole Calhoun the Isaac F. Harrison Award for her work
with the Battle of Pleasant Hill Association, her relationship with the LA SCVMC and her promotion of our Southern History & Heritage.
She is pictured here with Captain Bobby White and Lt. Brian 'Vex' McClure. The award is named after General Isaac F. Harrison,
commander of the 3rd Louisiana Cavalry & by 1864, commander of all cavalry in the state of Louisiana.
CONFEDERATE FLAG FLYS WITH THE PELICANS
The SCV Lt. J.Y. Sanders Camp Commander, along with assistance from members of the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry,
raised a 35ft flag pole acquired from the Louisiana Division in Jefferson Parish. It is pictured here flying the Confederate Battle Flag
along with the U.S. Flag. The Sanders Camp plans to interchange different historical flags on the pole, especially Southern banners
that are not commonly known. They hope it will initiate conversations within the community, promoting our Southern Heritage & History.
SOUTHERN BANNER RAISED!
The SCV Claiborne Invincibles Camp Commander, also a trooper in the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry, purchased a
35ft flag pole from the Louisiana Division. The pole and flag were raised in Claiborne Parish as a symbol of our Southern
Heritage & History. The flag poles the Louisiana Division acquired were industrial poles used at the 1984 World’s Fair.