Gentlemen and I am using that loosely, here is November, and we prepare for the season of hunting.
Thanksgiving is almost upon us and then Christmas, the end of the year, where did 2019 go?
This past year many reports have come in with pictures of the great work done, fun times had, being an OLDE PHART
I just went to my 50yr class reunion. I ate, laffed and danced the olde dances, BUT we lamented over the ones lost.
I want to say this to you, I am very proud of the work you do,
I enjoy editing the news letter But mostly love yall. Happy Thnaksgiving.
I would like to thank all of our reporters from the Confederation for their contributions to the Cracker.
Stone Mountain Run will be April 3rd-5th
Call ASAP if you want a room they are booking up fast
Deer Acres same as last year
Just a few words, everything in Florida is running smooth.
A few of us are headed out to the
Gator Run this month and we will have a report for next month.
We lost a member Jim Allen Frye (Tiny) he was a fairly new and dedicated member.
Hopefully I will have more next month my work load is out of control and should slow down a little this fall.
9/30>>See below due to the day of the week we won't plan on a ride.
We are all invited this will be the final resting place for the General Kirby Smith statue that is coming from DC in the future.
Don't forget our meeting in Trenton on November 2nd.
Mark Ippolitto and I rolled out to Louisiana this month for the Gator Run, Capt.
Bobby White and the boys put together
one hell on an event.
Also men, please have your guys in each state to send in photos and articles to the Cracker.
Reported by Lieutenant Brian "Vex" McClure / Executive Officer & Communications
SWAIN SWORN INTO SCVMC
Scott Swain (left) was sworn into the Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Cavalry by Louisiana SCVMC
Captain Bobby White at the 2019 Louisiana
Division Fall Assembly at Fort Randolph in Pineville, LA.
2019 LA DIV FALL ASSEMBLY
The Louisiana Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Cavalry with Louisiana Division Commander Randy Jarreau.
The group photo was taken outside the Fort Randolph & Fort Buhlow State Historic Site Museum in Pineville, LA.
SCV FLAG DAY
The Lt. J.Y. Sanders Camp #2092, along with support of the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry, set up a SCV
Recruitment Booth as well as a huge Flag Display at the 50th Easy Rider Anniversary in Morganza, LA.
MILE BRANCH WORK DAY
Washington Rifles Camp #2211 worked at the Mile Branch Settlement to build & repair benches in order to set up for the
Washington Parish Fair. The Washington Rifles would like to thank everyone who showed up and a special thanks to
Kenneth Davis and Carrie Davis for providing water and Gatorade for the work crew.
ZWOLLE TAMALE FIESTA PARADE
OCTOBER 12, 2019
The Sons of Confederate Veterans & LA SCV Mechanized Cavalry participated in The Zwolle Tamale Fiesta parade once again
along with Southern Heritage Supporters and friends. Reenactors fired their rifles and the crowd was very receptive & friendly.
The SCV Procession in the parade was hosted by The Sabine Rifles Camp #2057.
SCV Living History
Royal Ambassador Camporee
October 18-19, 2019
The Louisiana Baptist Convention invited the SCV Louisiana Division to conduct a living history
at their annual Royal Ambassador Camporee.
Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans & SCV Mechanized Cavalry shared the truth about the War for Southern Independence.
Artillery, infantry and surgical demonstrations were conducted as well as a "campfire chat" where we discussed soldier life and why our ancestors fought.
Everyone had a great time and it was a great opportunity to teach the younger generation about who & what we are.
LA SCVMC 3rd PLATOON PICNIC
The LA SCVMC 3rd Platoon Family Picnic was held at Niblett's Bluff Park near Vinton, Louisiana. There was lots of food,
fun and fellowship. Breastworks from the original War Between the States fortifications are very visible.
LA SCVMC TROOPER AT BEAUVOIR FALL MUSTER
The Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry represented at the 33rd Annual Fall Muster at Beauvoir,
2019 GATOR RUN X
YOUNGEST LOUISIANA MEMBER INDUCTED INTO THE LA SCVMC BY GENERAL KEVIN STONE
Aiden Cryer was sworn into the SCV Mechanized Cavalry by SCVMC General Kevin Stone at the 2019 Gator Run X. Aiden
is the son of LA SCVMC Trooper & SCV Col. Samuel D. Russell Camp #1617 Commander James Cryer & Brittany Cryer.
Aiden's Dad surprised him by presenting him his vest at the ceremony. The SCV is Family!
2019 GATOR RUN X KNIFE WINNERS
GRAMLING & BENNETT
Every year at the LA SCVMC Gator Run, a custom knife & sheath are given away as the top prize.
SCV Mech Cav members are handed tickets and the winner drawn. For the 10th anniversary of the Gator Run we gave away two knives.
SCV Commander in Chief Paul Gramling & LA SCVMC Trooper Arthur Bennett Jr. were our two winners.
We would also like to thank Buckskin Billy for making the sheaths. CinC Paul Gramling was also presented with
a "Gator Head" for winning the big knife. Congratulations to both!
2019 GATOR RUN RIDE
CAMP BLAIR DEDICATION
For the 2019 Gator Run X Ride, the LA SCVMC & SCVMC troopers from across the Confederation, joined together for a
"Ride" to the Camp Blair Dedication hosted by the Major John B. Burton Camp #1664. The event was in honor of Burnett's
13th Texas Cavalrymen who are buried at the
Camp Blair cemetery.
The SCV Red Diamond Camp, along with the SCV Richard Taylor Camp of Shreveport, assisted the Burton Camp of Fouke
in dedicating the new cemetery located close to Dodridge, Ark. It was a well attended. SCV Commander-in-Chief
Paul Gramling Arkansas Division Commander
Trip Wilson, North Carolina Division Commander Kevin Stone were key speakers at
A special thanks to LA SCVMC Trooper Walter Soes for providing lunch for all the SCVMC Riders.
STONE INDUCTED AS FIGHTIN' TIGER
North Carolina Division Commander & SCVMC General Kevin Stone was inducted as a member of Louisiana's "Lee's Fighin' Tigers"
at the LA SCVMC 2019 Gator Run X. Stone is the first and only official "Fightin' Tiger" outside the state of Louisiana.
GANDY RECEIVES TIGER AWARD
LA SCVMC Trooper James W. Gandy (pictured right) was presented Lee's Fightin' Tiger Award & Patch at the 2019 Gator Run X.
The award & patch are given to Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry troopers who have gone
"above & beyond" in the service of the SCV. Congratulatons!
UP & COMING TROOPER PRESENTED “GATOR HEAD”
Beaux Hunter Hankins was presented a “Gator Head” at the 2019 Gator Run X by his grandfather, Captain Bobby White.
Beaux has grown up on the Gator Run & the SCVMC. He has attended the last nine Gator Runs in a row & celebrated his
10th birthday at the 10th Gator Run Anniversary. We congratulate our up & coming trooper. The SCV is Family!
THANK YOU PINEKNOTS!
The Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry would like to thank The PineKnotz for playing at the 10th Gator Run X.
The classic rock band featured two LA SCVMC troopers, Syl Martinez (bass) & Bruce Procell (drums).
They rocked the Gator House Saturday Night!
OUTSTANDING GATOR RUN LIVE AUCTION
We would like to thank Jimmy Cuz Hutcheson & Craig Cain for MCing the Gator Run’s Live Auction.
They helped us raise over $800 for Heritage Defense!