Well the year is almost over and many of us got to see the reburial of Gen Forrest and his wife may they FINALLY REST IN PEACE.
This was the second reburial I have attended, the first was in 1997 as the Savannah camp made arrangements to send
the body of Private Benjamin Franklin DeVane back to Polk County, Florida. The burial caused traffic outside the
cemetery on I-4 to come to a stop as everyone got out of their cars to watch. A news helicopter was launched to see the
accident that closed the road. Way back then the SCVMC may have had 300 members as Greg Kalof is #300, but now
we can line the driveway to pay respects to the General, don’t know the number
but it is over 4100.
With that said it is my pleasure to edit your reports and see you riding with the billboard on your back. So with that said
have a wonderful Thanksgiving and know I am thankful for all my brothers.
May God Bless you over the holidays, don’t eat to much for the holidays.
I would like to thank all of our reporters from the Confederation for their contributions to the Cracker.
Rest in peace brothers, we know you are in a better place and one day we shall meet again.
#1823 Sgt Major Shaun Billy Sinclair aka Bull . Arkansas
#468 Retired Captain Francis Marion Polk (Frank) . Texas
#836 Randy Deal . North Carolina
Craig Stone , Texas Division 1st Lt.Comander and SCVMC CO. C 2nd Platoon 1st Squad
Reported by Capt. David King
Saturday October 2nd. the men of the cavalry from all over the state met in
Pasco County to help install 6 headstones.
I want to personally thank everyone for their help, without these men and women this could not be done. We have to date set
35 markers from Desoto County to Hernando County with more on the way. I also had the privilege of swearing in Sean McFall
to the Mech. Cav. Sean is also our 15th Brigade Commander Southwest Florida.
Donna Mcpherson, Jeff Cotton, Bob Whitacre, Lance Leberte, Capt.David King
Larry Thomas, Rick Gray, Bobby VanZant, Mitch Reed, Sean McFall
Jimmy Edwards, Capt. King
Capt. King swearing new member Sean Mcfall
Capt. King presenting, The Holding the Line Award to Jeff Cotten.
When it comes to setting headstones and maintenance at the Tampa Flag site
Jeff is always there, without his commitment our job would be a little harder.
Reported by Corey Harrelson
Oz Prescott newest member of Troop 3 Battleground Guard being sworn
in at Wirz Memorial in Andersonville, Ga.
Troop 3 Mid State Defenders members working the Troop Merchandise booth at Andersonville reenactment.
Reported by Steve (Peg Leg) Beeler
October 9, 2021, We swore in the newest member of the Orphan Brigade today at the
John Hunt Morgan Monument in Lexington, KY, Billy Hamilton #4172 of Falmouth, KY Camp.
OCT 16, 2021:
Ky orphan and kids rose from the dead to walk down the street of Mayfield ky Saturday night
So question is this a ghoul guard?
Sunday Oct 17, The Orphan’s are busy at the park today our log cabin was delivered and we
had to put the roof and porch back on but we got’er done
New SCV member Richard Greer, sworn in at new cabin
Reported by Joseph Pizzini (Captain Rocco)
Lt PQ’s Biker Bash —Thanks Lt PQ and One drop for opening up your
home and putting on this great event every year!
Governor Lucky of the Copperheads got hit “riding 60 MPH” by a deer on our POW ride traveling to
Point Lookout— we know why he is called Lucky — just a broken foot — bike totaled
Capt Rocco holding the deer that hit Governor Lucky- 7 point
Roach ,Tim Hagy “6pack”and Capt Rocco 4166 sworn in — congratulations brother
2F attending our monthly William Norris SCV meeting
Opie from the Copperheads won the annual Drag race at Lt PQ’s Biker Bash — Lt PQ 2nd , Sgt Taz 3rd
Capt Rocco and Scott from Virginia
Capt Rocco, Corkscrew, Country and Lt Crowbar from Virginia