Command Staff

Col. Kevin Stone (NC)

Lt Col. Greg Kalof (FL)

3rd Batt. Maj. Johnny Strickland (FL)

Co. D Captain Dave King (FL)


State Staff

NW Florida : Lt.Kelly Crocker

NE Florida : Lt. Joe Davis

SE  Florida : Lt. Mike ”Guppie” Reynolds

SW and Central Florida : Lt. Bob Whitacre

West Central Florida : Lt. Jerry Little

Europe :


This time last year we were living our lives like everyone else not knowing of the problems we were about to face. We have been constantly bombarded with the Anti-Confederate Movement from all sides. Although we have won a few battles we are still on the defense every day of the week. As members of the Cavalry we need to fully support the local SCV Camps, State Divisions, Regional Armies, and National in the defense of our heritage. Keep up the good fight.

God Bless Dixie

Commander David King


Editor: Wess Frank

August is here and I am preparing to leave the beautiful state of Kentucky, I understand why the Orphan Brigade is so proud of Kentucky. My seasonal job is almost over here at Mammoth Cave National Park, I’ll return to Florida now as nothing more than your editor. I have retired for the camp commander’s job two years ago and as of June I am no longer the 12th Brigade Commander so my SCV job is just to be Mechanized Cavalry.

Death of Richard Romine, July 8, 2016

#1378 Compatriot Richard Romine passed away today around 5:35pm at the VA Hospital in Johnson City, TN.

Richard was a SCV and TN Division Life Member
He was a Vietnam Veteran and a Life Member of the DAV.
Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Men of the Cavalry

I received this notification of yet another Brother crossing over the river. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Keep all flags at half staff for a period of 30 days crow his service. I will pass along more details as I receive them.

Sad news today, we lost a Mech. Cav. Brother this morning in a car accident, Joseph E. Brown Jr. out of Florence S.C.

Kevin Stone
SCV Mechanized Cavalry, Commanding


Men we are trying to enlarge our ridding group, in North East Florida. We have a ride on August 26-28 to Maggie Valley. For details e- mail Lt. Joe Davis. Also we are ridding to Starke, in early August, a ride to Orange Springs Sept 3, a one day ride, Also Andersonville in October. Any member of the S.C.V. is welcome also bring a friend.

Your Servant

Lt Joe Davis

mechanized cavalry


Mammoth Cave celebrates 200 years of Caving, 100 years of the National Park Service, and 75 years as Mammoth Cave July 1, 2016. I will be finishing another Spring and Summer season here at the Cave. This year my wife Diane and I dressed as cave visitors in period attire. We also had several other rangers dressing into different time periods.

Mat Brandsford is a slave in 1830, portrayed by his GGGrandson Ranger Jerry Brandsford (4 generation Mammoth Cave guide)

Mammoth Cave Stage Coach driver Jingles in 1880 traveling from Cave City, Ky to Mammoth Cave with a six horse rig. Wesley and Miz Diane as Patsy stage coach passenger. Laterthe stage was replaced by a railroad with a dinky railcar and engine.

Below is Samuel Merrill the banker from the Louisville Saving and Loan, about 1890, with Ranger Maggie Mudd

Here we introduce Ranger Autumn Bennett as Francis Johnson a photo Journalist from 1890 who made 100’s of photos insides the cave with flash powder. Miz Diane Frank in her pink attire.

Bobby Beams Diane and Ranger Luke Edmonds

Wesley Frank as Confederate Surgeon George Holmes 2nd Ky Cavalry CSA, Miz Diane in her Black outfit and Ranger Dave Spence as his GGGrandfather David Radcliff First Sgt 42nd Kentucky Infantry. Memorial Day 2016 we taught true history, stating that Confederate Memorial Day was before Union Decoration Day and was the brain child of the GAR stolen from the ladies of the south.

2016 MC Reunion Cedar Key

pictures of the award presentation and swearing in for Larry & Robert from Camp 2120 Christmas, FL

Annual 2017:

Gentlemen, I had the pleasure of speaking with NC2B 4th Platoon Sgt Todd Mcmahan yesterday. He and his team, primarily John Davis and Larry Bradley for now, have set the dates as June 14th through the 18th. The location will be in Maggie Valley, NC. At this time, it looks like the venue will be very good and will likely have enough rooms for most of the group. There will be overflow facilities very close by.

If all goes as planned and hoped for, the host location will have a conference room, a bar, a Tiki bar and food services on site.

Todd and his team will have some very scenic rides mapped out. We may have a well known guest band for Friday night. We shall see.

Once the plans are finalized, which should be very soon, I will have the exact info and registration forms ready to go.

Many thanks to the Florida men for a job well done, an d all who have gone before us. We will do our best to make this an event that will rival what we have had the great good fortune to enjoy in the past.

We are very excited to host the 20th Annual and hope to enjoy the company of many of our Brothers and Sisters in the Cause.

Thanks to all for all you do. Captain Blastoff, NC2B.



The “Highlanders” of 2/B have released the initial information for the 20th Annual SCV-Mechanized Cavalry Reunion. Below is the upfront basic information. Please forward it through your channels to assure each member is aware.
Please contact Capt. Starnes or myself with any questions or ideas that you or your men have and we will forward them to the Highlanders, this to avoid them being overloaded with questions during this very busy planning time.
This information is so members can plan time off and make reservations at the Host Hotel or seek other accommodations in the area. Registrations for the event will not be accepted until after 2-Dogs in August. At this time registration forms will be published and distributed.

What: 2017 20th Annual SCV-Mechanized Cavalry Reunion

When: June 14th-18th, 2017

Where: Maggie Valley, NC

Host Hotel: Maggie Valley Inn and Conference Center, 92 rooms (The entire property has been reserved)
Rate: $82.74/night plus taxes & fees
Reservations: 866-926-0201 Be sure to specify that you are with the SCV-Mechanized Cavalry
Reservation Policy: Deposit charged with reservation, balance paid at Check-in
Amenities: Pool, Tiki Bar, Lawn/Picnic Area, Stage (live music scheduled), Restaurant, Pizzeria
Meeting Areas: Indoor Meeting Rooms and Stage for meetings and presentations
Rides: Historical rides are being planned. The sky is the limit for individual rides in the area
Alternate Lodging:
Valley Inn ( 0.2 miles from host hotel) Approximately $62 per night
236 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Phone: (800) 948-6880
Clarketon Motel (1.4 miles from host hotel)
$59 queen/$69 king or double queen/$89. Double queen & kitchen/$99 two room double queen & twin & kitchen. All prices are per day plus tax for 4 day stay
1527 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Phone: (828) 926-1110

Holiday Motel (3.2 miles from host hotel)
3289 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Phone: (828) 926-1186
Prices from $69/$79 weekdays to $89/$99 weekends

Mark “Doc” Hall
MAJ/2nd BN
SCV-Mechanized Cavalry

The 10th. Brigade of the Fla. Division will be hosting a Toy Run on August 20th.
Contact Commander Larry Rowe if you can pitch in and help.

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