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Well here we are in July, Annual behind us and the summer riding season ahead. With July comes the 4th and

 more parades, picnics and the true reason for the day, when we told olde King George to kiss off. Please remember

 those who are serving and those who have served to go us the freedoms we have. One of them to write for our readers

and for you to be able to read our newsletter. God Bless ya brothers and sisters and Happy 4th. BTW got this from our web master”

Cracker broke her own record, 786 visitors in 24 hours.


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

I would like to personally THANK all of the Texas and Louisiana men who helped put on the Annual in Jefferson, Texas.

This annual without a doubt was one of the best ones yet, other than asked to leave our hotel on Wednesday morning

 I personally had a blast. Hell even changing motels worked out for the best more room and a lot more accommodating owners.

 Great seeing everyone.

Letters to the Editor:

A couple of people had told me that they’d seen my photo in the Cracker so I had to look it up.

For what it’s worth I just wanted to let you know that all of the photos of the

 Virginia Division OCR Convention meeting were taken by me.

When I posted them all originally they had my watermark on them. Don’t know why it wasn’t displayed.

I know you can’t do anything about it now so if I share any photos in the future on certain pages

 I will ask them to please NOT crop my photos to where it cuts off my watermark.

Thank you


Response from Cracker webmaster

I'm the webmaster, so allow me to simply transcribe the reports, text and pics that I'm getting. Watermark ?

(putting your logo or name on your photo.), The watermark is akin to ‘spot color‘ for me.

It worked well during its time, but there are new and better ways to protect your work . I didn't remove your watermark.

If you don't like the way the Cracker is reporting, please prevent unauthorized users from send us your photos.

Please receive my heartfelt greeting .

John J. Polo

SCV Kirby Smith Camp #1209

Jacksonville FL

 (Overseas member)

The passing of Wild Bill Neil #1018, 2nd. Platoon, 2nd Squad 1 Batt. Co. C

t is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the Passing of Wild Bill Neil, #1018 the 2nd. platoon Padre and

preacher of the Good word.Wild Bill died on the 29th of may after a severe heart attack. He was the Keep Of Rocky the Rebel Squirrel .

Buddy Burch
1st. Lt. Mech-Cav

June 7,


It is with sadness that I must report the passing of Sgt Kirk Micheal Carter

from 2nd Battalion, Company B, North Carolina SCVMC.

Rest now under the shade of the trees Brother.

Duste Craig

Sergeant major ,1st Battalion, Company J

June 7,

I must sadly report that yet another Brother has passed earlier this week....

Lester Paul Simpson of 1st Battalion, Company F, Oklahoma SCVMC has crossed the river...

Prayers and condolences to his family.

Duste Craig

Sergeant major ,1st Battalion, Company J

February 25, 1950 - June 5, 2019

SCVMC #1274,  Stephen Eugene Turner, Alabama

a good man, brother and great friend!

He was true to the cause and will be missed! He will be remembered and never forgotten!

He has crossed the river and is now resting under the shade of the trees!

June 12, 2019

I am really saddened by the passing of Bryan Roehrig. He was a good man, a good lawyer, and a good law office neighbor,

 with an understanding of and respect for history, its spirit, and its spirits. Bryan shared, without artifice or sensationalism,

 the stories of those historic spirits which found their home within his remarkable ancient law office building, which was

 previously used by Andrew Jackson and later by surgeons during the Civil War. I especially respected how he and his

staff brought a style of dignity in advocacy for his clients in economic distress. He had a special spot in his heart for

protecting and being kind to the pets who are our fellow travelers through life. It was a pleasure to encounter

Bryan Roehrig and his smile. My prayers for his loved ones and his many dear friends.

Jim Hawkins

My dear friend Bryan Roehrig has crossed the river and now rests in the shade of the trees. He is with Jesus

Bryan Roehrig was a member of The Sons Of Confederate Veterans, The Military Order Of The Stars And Bars ,

 and The Order Of The Southern Cross. Bryan was an SCV Mechanized Cavalry Member. Bryan was an Eagle Scout

Frank Heathman


Reported by Joseph Pizzini (Captain Rocco)

2 - F

Capt Rocco at Rolling Thunder

Sawbones and the Doc at Rolling Thunder

2F supporters at Rolling Thunder

Casper , Rolling Thunder

Captain Rocco, PBR and Animal at the Leathernecks party

Animal winning 3 place at the Leathernecks bike show - Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware Mechanized Calvary brother

Joe Rooster our new prospect just sworn into the Norris camp.

Rooster and Captain Rocco with our Guest speaker at our monthly Scv Norris camp meeting

2F Eastern Shore platoons Crab Feast — with Delaware and Virginia brothers attending

Bobby our 14 year old guest speaker in uniform with Sgt Polecat, Boo Boo and his dad

Our OCR supporters

The original 5 Eastern Shore brothers Lt PQ and Capt Rocco swore in Angus, Sparks, Sgt Polecat, Taz, Sturgis and Boo Boo

Sgt Polecat teaching Speechless how to hold a chicken

The crew at Sgt Polecats compound


I was too tired to write last night but I wanted to share a story from our travels back from the eastern shore.

We stopped at a Wendy’s parking lot for a short break. As we were getting ready to leave, just started our bikes.

I smelled burnt electronics... I yelled out, Hey does anyone smell an electrical fire ... someone yelled back “that van”!

There was a van pulling into drive through and smoke was coming out the passenger side sliding door...

I quickly ran over and tapped on the lady’s window .... your van is on fire! Unlock the door

She came around... it is!!!

No luck the door would not open that’s when I noticed KIDS in the back!!!!

I yelled there’s kids in the van... quickly we began getting all 4 children out of the van.

Joseph Pizzini helped and we both tried to get the door open. The Wendy’s manager called the fire dept and another gentleman

 broke off the positive battery terminal...

By now flames were coming up side of door

We were able to extinguish most of the fire by pouring water down the door window...

I’m sorry we couldn’t put fire out earlier but my priority was those kids !!!

Tosha Sog Pizzini sat with children as Angel George-Piaquadio Casper and his wife and I

 began helping lady to unload her belongings.

I’m not quite sure what was going through that woman mind when all these bikers with our patches came

to rescue her and her grandchildren but I for one felt pretty damn good being there to save those kids.

Before we left we even dug into our pockets and gave her a small donation.

I think it’s important to note that this was a black family... hopefully our gesture was enough

to sway some minds... especially those 4 children.

I gave her one of my Mechanized Cavalry cards as well

You are a great and powerful Lord