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Editor: Wess Frank

The month of March is upon us and now it is time to march in the local St. Patrick’s Day parades, so kiss your bonnie lass for me and Happy St Patrick’s Day.

I apologize to my readers who have been in the SCV for a long while. I was notified by a loyal reader that I had inadvertently posted in the VA Flaggers article was an event sponsored by the MOS&B. For those of you who are new to the SCV the MOS&B is the Military Order of the Stars and Bars which we were associated with until they attempted to and did for a short time take of the SCV. (This is why every year you now file an IRS form and don’t have raffles any more.)

We who were active in the SCV were placed on a hit list to be expelled by these folks; here in Florida were 104 which included me. In 2005, many of our Mechanized Cavalry brothers where active officers in Florida Division as officers, and still are. In 2005 we voted to meet in Concord, NC’s Convention Center to hold a Special Convention, to oust the MOS&B, which was voted and past, therefore we do not associate with them. With that said I am truly sorry and will monitor my articles more closely.

I still have my target pin and my 2005 special convention button, BTW also one member of the other group dropped in, was ask to leave and did not, got bracelets and a ride in Concord PD’s car.


2005 National SCV Radical Pin for those on the National Hit List to be expelled. / 2005 Special Convention, Concord, NC

BTW: For those of you here in Florida with Officer Ancestors Trooper Richard Lee runs the Florida Officer Corp which replaces the other association. Contact me at my email and I’ll forward your name to Richard for membership INFO:

I am at

Keep the flag flying and support the SCV and the Mechanized Cavalry.

Enjoy another issue of the “Florida Cracker,” see ya’ll next month.

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

Thanks. God Bless ya’ll, love ya my brothers and sisters.

My friends let’s ride as if with Forrest and support the SCV as we are attacked.


Our annual officers call will be held on March 18th. in Tennessee,we have a few guys that are planning on making the trip.
If there is anything that you think needs to be discussed on the National level. let me know and I will make sure it is on the adgenda for the meeting.

Commander David King
Jubal A Early Camp #556
Capt 3rd Batt Co D Mechanized Cavalry


For safety reasons and especially for operational capacitance I was forced to abandon Windows XP (which I loved) for Windows 7 (which I hate). During the process I´ve lost many photographs, folders, e-mail addresses. . . It´s more than probably that this month many a Cracker subscriber has not received any e-mail announcing the new issue. To solve this incidence just send me an e-mail with the subject: subscribe, your name and your e-mail address.
Thanks, sorry for any inconvenience.

John Polo

Brother Jim Davis was laid to rest in St Augustine’s Evergreen Cemetery Friday the 3rd of February. Troopers Calvin Hart, Richard Lee, and Wesley Frank were there to represent the Cav. Brother Davis was a victim of Agent Orange and died for our country. The ceremony was very simple per his wishes and most of it was performed by his Masonic Lodge. Following the service we all went to Jim’s VFW Post for a wonderful wake as we all remembered our Brother. Judy Davis was there to receive our condolences. Florida Division Commander Don Young was also in attendance. Of the pictures and certificates on Display was Jim’s Mechanized Cavalry Membership.

To all,

Florida Division Sons of Confederate Veterans will be hosting the second annual Flag day in Tampa at the Confederate Memorial Park commencing March 4 at 2 PM, in coordination with the General Jubal A. Early Camp 556 gates open at 12:30 and we urge all guests to bring their own seating. No vehicle of any type will be allowed inside the gate but you may unload supporters at the entrance then park across the street where there is plenty of access.

Bottled water and flag products will be on sale before and after the event. Vendor applications are being accepted through me on a limited basis with a cutoff date March 1.

SCV Chaplain in Chief Reverend Ray Parker will be our featured speaker and those wishing to participate in the colour guard must contact Captain Kevin Hobson prior to March 4.

Download the attachment and share with camp members, friends, neighbors and those who support Confederate Heritage. We need to make a statement with good numbers for all to see.

Forward the Colours

Mike Herring

K Hobson

Confederate Memorial Park 10418 East HWY 92 Tampa 33610


The weekend at the Florida Olustee Battle Reenactment, February 17-18, 2017, included one of our SCVMC swearing in ceremonies, appropriately taking place in front of the old and established Olustee Confederate Monument. Our new member is Billy Feagle and he is a SCV member of the Kirby-Smith Camp 1209 in Jacksonville. The swearing in was conducted by our SCVMC northeast lieutenant Joe Davis. Attending the event were two other Kirby-Smith Camp members and Mech-Cav bikers, Jason Montes and Frank Marjenhoff, both dedicated bikers. Welcome to the Mech-Cav motorcycle club Billy.

Jimmy Edwards

swearing in ceremony of new SCVMC member Billy Feagle. from left to right, Billy Feagle, Jason Montes, Frank Marjenhoff, and Lt. Joe Davis.

left to right: Jason Montes, Billy Feagle, Lt Joe Davis, and Frank Marjenhoff.

proud SCVMC biker member.

Gentlemen this is your forms for the Annual Division Reunion which it is very important to attend. You cannot download from the Cracker but email me at and I’ll forward them. You need to represent your camp and the Mechanized Cavalry. Long ago we were Rif Raff who rode Motorcycles, but the membership has learned we ride for the SCV. We are SCV first and cav second, so again support the SCV and attend Division Reunion. Most of Division officers are Mechanized Cavalry Members, I stepped down from my Brigade Commander’s Job which I proudly held for 12 years, as well as 14 years as a Camp Commander.

Ladies and Gentlemen –Attached is the flyer for this year’s Division Reunion 02-04 June. Please give this information wide distribution.

Please note that this year’s point of contact is North West Lt. Commander Ken Daniel; please forward your registrations and checks to him.

It is shaping up to be an informative and exciting event. We look forward to seeing y’all in Ocala.

In Service of the South

Don C. Young


Florida Division

Sons of Confederate Veterans

The 47th Annual Florida Division Reunion
Ocala, Florida – June 2-4, 2017



Quantity Total

Registration Fee: Members Only

If Postmarked By May 15th _______ X $35.00 $_________

After May 15th _______ X $45.00 $_________

Luncheon on your own

Awards Banquet: note chicken or pork _______ X $35.00 $_________

The banquet meal includes – Herb Crusted Chicken or Sliced Pork Loin with salad, mixed vegetables, roasted potatoes, rolls and butter, dessert, tea and coffee.

Total Remitted: $__________

NOTE: We will not be able to take meal reservations received after May 15th

Special Note: Friday night Social Under the Oaks will be Shish Kabob. A $5 donation at the event is appreciated but not required.

Please Make Checks Payable To: SCV Florida Division Inc

NAME: ______________________________Guest:_______________________

ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________

City: __________________ State:_____________ Phone: ____________________

CAMP NAME & NUMBER: _________________________________________________

Please Mail Registration Form & Check to:


The 47th Annual Florida Division Reunion

Ocala, Florida – June 2-4, 2017

Motel Reservations

This years Reunion will be held at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center located on the west side of I-75 & S.R. 200 in Ocala. The address is 3600 SW 38th Ave., Ocala, Florida 34474

For reservations call 352 629-9500 or 877 622-5211 by May 8 and please reference the SCV Convention for special convention room rates of $89.00 per night for double occupancy.

The 47th Annual Florida Division Reunion

Ocala, Florida – June 2-4, 2017

Ancestor Memorial for the 2017 Division Program

Ancestor memorials are $5.00 for the 2017 Florida Division Reunion program.

Please complete the memorial information below and forward this form along with your check to NW LT. Commander KENNETH U. DANIEL,

209 N. DeVilliers St., Pensacola, FL 32502.

Your Name: _________________________________________________________________________

Ancestors Relation: _________________________________________________________________

Ancestors Name: ____________________________________________________________________

Ancestors Rank: _____________________________________________________________________

Ancestors Company & Regiment: ___________________________________________________

Ancestors Branch of Service: _______________________________________________________

Qty:_________ X $5.00 = Total: _________________

Deadline for memorials is May 10, 2017. Please make checks payable to the SCV Florida Division Inc.


Kevin Nelms

Members of the Northeast Squad at the Christian Flag Rally in Rienzi Mississippi.

New member Eric Jolly receiving his patch from Captain Gunner

New member Bob Scott receiving his patch from Captain Gunner