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This is July and the celebration of the Birth of the United States, 244 years ago. Lots have occurred since then to include

the War Between the States, and the birth of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. In 1896 Gen. Stephen Dill Lee gave

us a charge to protect the good Name of the Sountron Soldier, and today the monuments fall every day. I have 25 years

in the SCV and today more than ever our brothers are not renewing memberships, and our organization becomes weaker.

 We need now more than ever a untied front to defend against the PC who want to tear down monuments to war heros,

 rename schools because they owned salves 150 years ago.We even have a congressman pushing to rename the Army forts

 named after these great men, as the SCVMC Annual was wrapping up more disturbing news came in, as more monuments

 have fallen. The BLM movement has these un-informed people who have spray painted not only Confederate Monuments

 but all monuments. May the 13 the National Park Service announced the destruction of monuments, in DC, like the LINCOLN Memorial,

 photos showing the 54th Mass were sprayed painted, WW1 and WW2 monuments defaced or destroyed.

I wonder when they will destroy the Vietnam wall, with my friends, sisters and brothers who paid the price of free speech with their lives.

 Sorry for getting on my soap box but enough is enough. I would like to thank all of our reporters from the Confederation

 for their contributions to the Cracker.


Capt King is still on the road with work, next month is a new day

Commander David King

Jubal A Early Camp #556

Capt 3rd Batt Co D Mechanized Cavalry

To Cracker reporters

Respecting the rule change applied recently, concerning "sending reports to Cracker" approved in

23rd SCVMC Annual in Virginia, meeting between officials. I have received a deluge of email messages out deadline,

 due to lack of time , it has been impossible publish in this issue all pics and reports.

Reports and pics not yet published, will be published on next Cracker issue (August).

Thank you for your understanding, and please accept my apologies.


Reported by Wess Frank


I have received a sad note about our Compatriot Tom Fyock, Tom crossed over the river to rest on the other

side on June 1, 2020. I joined the Confederate Re-enactors in 1994 meeting Tom’s Cannon Crew.

Later as I got out from my local SCV Camp in Fort Lauderdale to State activities there was Tom Fyock too.

 I got used to seeing the Artillery Man I soon learned to call friend. He was always on the battlefield both

 Confederate and SCV, fighting the good fight. Tom was a Confederate through and through,

 forever filling Gen. Stephen Dill Lee’s charge to protect and defend the good name of the Confederate Soldier.

 He fought all over the Southwest Florida area, doing research to lay headstones or honour Confederate

 soldiers buried in SW Florida. Tom was elect Brigade Commander in SW Florida and was as hard a man

to stand against at meetings from Tampa to Everglades City, Tom was a supporter of the

 Okeechobee Hendry Christmas House event, anything Confederate Tom was there.

Tom was laid to in his Confederate uniform with full Confederate Military honours,

 and I am sure a proud Gen R.E. and Stephen Dill Lee welcomed him home.

This was taken during silent guard duty in front of the Lee Memorial, in Lee County.

 Tom is of course on the right in uniform.

Thomas Michael Fyock

MAY 3, 1950 – JUNE 1, 2020

On Monday June 1, 2020, Thomas Michael Fyock, loving husband of Brigid Fyock and father of 4 sons

 and 1 daughter; grandfather of 4; great grandfather of 1, passed away at the age of 70.

Tom was born on May 3, 1950 to Louis and Doris Fyock. Tom grew up in Chicago and graduated from St. Johns High School

in 1968. He traveled across the country as a truck driver for 5 years and moved to Cape Coral, Florida

 in 1980 where he worked for the City of Cape Coral from 1981 until his retirement in 2008.

Tom was an active member of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans as well as the Skeleton Crew.

He was also an avid music lover who was best known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Louis and his mother, Doris.

He is survived by his wife Brigid; five children Tony, Terry, Tomas, Melissa and Dan;

Brothers John and Lou along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.

All hands on deck. It is already Wednesday so time is of the essence.

Officers and Senior Members, please go over this email's contact list-extend it to other camps Arcadia, Punta Gorda and beyond.

Commander Thomas Fyock's Funeral will be held this Friday 06/05/2020 at 11:00AM at the

Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery 1630 SW Pine Island RD Cape Coral FL 33991.

Commander wishes a military burial.

June 4, 2020

Met Tom through the SCV and we attended the 2002 Nashville reunion together. Tom was always supportive of our

flag site in Tampa and the first to offer help or funding. Tom was genuine, loyal and he will be missed by me and all of those who knew him.

Mike Herring
Past Commander
Major General Jubal A. Early Camp 556
Sons of Confederate Veterans
robert gates

June 4, 2020

See you again friend! With all my luv 2 Danny, Melissa, Bridgid !

robert gates

June 4, 2020

See you again friend! With all my luv 2 Danny, Melissa, Bridgid !

(The repair and refurbishment of Lee bust Lee County)

Letters to the editor:

Shared by Trooper Mike Herring

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted,

 every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by

 day and minute by minute. History has stopped.

 Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” (George Orwell, 1984)

This is what we are seeing before our own

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In doing so Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to us at no cost to you.

The much needed funds will be used for a new parking lot and other improvements.

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Amazon Smile is now supported on their mobile app as well.

Please use this link to select us as your charity....


Attached below is a printable flyer if you would like to share.

You can also share by forwarding this email to friends, family, and fellow SCV Members.

Thank you so much for your support!

John Hance O'Steen Camp 770

Florida SCV Headquarters

Trenton, Florida CSA


Reported by John Fisher


On Saturday, May 30th, the SC SCVMC Low Country Crew and members of the Horry Rough and Readys SCV #1026 held

 a cleanup of the Lee Cemtery in Conway, SC. Corporal Paul Flanagan brought to attention the need for work at the location.

 Lee Cemetery is the final resting place of two Confederate soldiers,Pvt. John Benjamin Lee, Co. F, 7th SC Cavalry Regiment,

 CSA (born 28 Jan. 1842) and Pvt. Joseph Masters Thompson, Co. A, 26th SC Infantry Regiment, CSA.

A significant financial donation was made to the camp by the owner of the property.

Cemetery condition prior to cleanup

Members of the Horry Rough and Readys SCV clean around headstones

Horry Rough and Readys Color Sgt. Craig Thomkins cuts up a tree limb that had fallen over the cemetery fence.

Lt. Commander Larry Davis who also serves as 2nd Lt. 2nd Platoon SC SCVMC

with his nephew Edward. This young man worked his butt off.

Corporal Paul Flanagan (Right) presents Camp Commander John Fisher with a $300.00 donation

 from the owner of the cemetery property. Many thanks to Paul for bringing this to our attention.

Members of the Horry Rough and Readys SCV #1026 in Myrtle Beach,

SC and the SC SCVMC "Low Country Crew"

Cemtery after cleanup