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Gentlemen,

Hope everyone is well and doing ok after the weather we had over the past few weeks.

With the spring and summer on the way I would like to encourage everyone to

 support your local camp events and your Division Reunions.

In this April issue, we do not have the Editor's Comments, and the editor has not been able to do

the good work he does every month, he had to go to the hospital and is now at home recovering.

From here I send him my greetings and my wish for a speedy recovery. I would like to thank all of our

reporters from the Confederation for their contributions to the Cracker.

Wesley Frank - Cracker's Editor

  FLORIDA

Reported by Commander David King /Jubal A Early Camp #556

Capt 3rd Batt Co D Mechanized Cavalry

Capt.King, Rick Gray and other members of the Florida Division participated in the CERT

program which teaches the correct way to clean headstones. The program was very informational

 and I encourage everyone to get involved in this program to make sure we don't do any

damage to markers of our fallen.

  LOUISIANA

Reported by  Captain Brian "Vex" McClure

 AT THE HEART OF THE SCV

Members of the Washington Rifles camp #2211 along with members of the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry cleaned

the Corkern Cemetery, west of Enon, LA. This is at the heart of what the Sons of Confederate Veterans is all about.

The memory of our forebearers must be preserved and their story told.

2021 LA SCVMC STATE MEETING

Group shot from the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry State Meeting.

Unfortunately we couldn't round up all the stragglers who felt the camera would break.

New officers were sworn in as well as a new captain. Awards were presented & business discussed.

Because of a conflicting situation, we had to move the meeting to another location with short notice.

 We appreciate everyone who was able to make the event with the sudden move. Deo Vindice!

 NEW LOUSIANA CAPTAIN & “HOLD THE LINE” RECIPIENT

Brian “Vex” McClure was sworn in as the new captain of the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry by Past Captain

Bobby White at the 2021 LA SCVMC State Meeting. McClure was also the recipient of the National “Hold the Line”

Award for his contributions to the Sons of Confederate Veterans & SCV Mechanized Cavalry. Congratulations!

NEW LA OFFICERS SWORN IN

New officers were sworn in at the 2021 LA SCV-CAV State Meeting. The new officers are:

1st Lt. Syl Martinez – Executive Officer; 2nd Lt. Dale Bennett – Chief of Staff/QM; 2nd Lt. Donnie Brown – COC Rep;

Sgt. Albert Perrilloux – 4th Platoon Leader; Sgt. John Flanagan – 3rd Platoon Leader; Sgt. Shane Alvarez – 5th Platoon Leader;

 Corporal Earl Walker – 5th Platoon Asst.; Corporal James White – 2nd Platoon Asst.; Corporal Robert Stringfield – Chaplain.

Congratulations!

SENTINEL AWARD RECIPIENTS

The LA SCV-CAV created a new citation called the Sentinel Award which includes a certificate and patch.

 The very first presentation was given to Sanders Camp Cmdr. Steve Alvarez. His son, Shane Alvarez accepted for

 his father who recently passed away. It was a very emotional moment. Others presented were Russell Camp Cmdr.

James Cryer, Washington Rifles Camp Cmdr. Matthew Manning, Sabine Rifles Camp Cmdr. Sylvester Martinez

& LA SCV-CAV Past-Captain Bobby White. The Sentinel Award is available to members in the LA Division

 or LA Mech Cav. The requirements for those honored are people in the state of Louisiana that have not only exemplify

 the SCV Charge but those who have gone “above & beyond” their job descriptions. Congratulations!

TIGER PATCH AWARD PRESENTED

Albert Perrilloux Jr. (left) received the Tiger Patch Award for reaching senior trooper status for his contribution and activity

 in the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry from Past-Captain Bobby White (right) at the 2021 LA SCV-CAV State Meeting.

Congratulations!

TOP LA SCV-CAV RECRUITER

Lt. Sylvester Martinez (left) was presented the Colonel Frederick Nash Ogden Award for being the top recruiter in

 the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry by Past-Captain Bobby White (right) at the 2021 LA SCV-CAV State Meeting.

Congratulations!

LEE'S FIGHTING TIGER AWARD

John J. Polo  received the Lee's Fighting Tiger Award.

John J.Polo is Overseas member of SCV Kirby Smith Camp #1209 Jacksonville, Florida

Cracker's webmaster and Trooper of SCV Mechanized Cavalry 3rd Battalion - Company "D" - Florida.

and from now on, honorary member of Lee's Fighting Tigers SCV Mechanized Cavalry 1st Battalion - Company "B", Louisiana