LOUISIANA

Reported by Lieutenant Brian “Vex” McClure

2018 MANY CHRISTMAS PARADE

SATURDAY, DEC 22

MANY, LOUISIANA

The Sabine Rifles Camp 2057 hosted a parade march in the Many, Louisiana Christmas Parade. There were two SCV trailers,

SCVMC motorcycles, rifle firing reenactors & a cannon as well SCV Commander-in-Chief Paul Gramling in attendance for the parade.

 Members of the SCV, SCVMC, UDC, OCR and those who support our Confederate Heritage represented!

The spectators were very supportive and the event was a great success!

LA SCVMC NEW TROOPER JAMES GANDY

Trooper James Gandy is sworn into the SCV Mechanized Cavalry by Captain Bobby White at the 2019 Louisiana Division

 Northwest Brigade Lee-Jackson Banquet at Marsalis Crossroads in Athens, LA.

LOUISIANA DIVISION NORTHWEST BRIGADE LEE-JACKSON BANQUET

Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry group photo at the 2019 Louisiana Division Northwest Brigade Lee-Jackson Banquet

at Marsalis Crossroads in Athens, LA.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES CAPTAIN BOBBY WHITE


LA SCVMC Captain Bobby White played "master of ceremonies" as LA Division Northwest Brigade Commander at the 2019 Louisiana Division

 Northwest Brigade Lee-Jackson Banquet at Marsalis Crossroads in Athens, LA.

LOUISIANA DIVISION NORTHEAST BRIGADE LEE-JACKSON BANQUET

"Lee's Fightin' Tigers" take the stage. Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry Troopers group photo at the 2019

Louisiana Division Northeast Brigade Lee-Jackson Banquet in Arcadia, LA.

LA SCVMC 1/4 PROMOTING THE SCVMC

The LA SCVMC 4th Platoon & Order of the Confederate Rose attended the Washington Rifles SCV Camp #2211 in Franklinton, LA.

4th Platoon Leader Sgt. John Acker spoke about the SCV Mechanized Cavalry, its growth & direction in the state of Louisiana.

LA SCVMC LIEUTENANT BRIAN "VEX" McCLURE APPOINTED AS NATIONAL SCV DEPUTY OF COMMUNICATIONS & NETWORKING

Newly appointed National SCV Deputy of Communications & Networking Brian McClure addressed the crowded house

 at the 2019 Louisiana Division Northeast Brigade Lee-Jackson Banquet.

   ALABAMA

Reported by Barry Wynn

Ricky Dunn and Rodney Thomas are pictured with 1D Northeast Platoon Sargeant Howard Duck Wallace receiving their

SCV membership certificates to the Yellowhammer Camp. Welcome and congratulations to you both.

Work continues on the I - 59 Mega Battle Flag Project in Fort Payne, Alabama. The 100 foot pole is on site and is being prepared for placement

once weather permits.Thanks go out to Northeast Platoon members for the work they're doing.

 Pictured are Northeast Platoon Lieutenant Bear Butler and Sargeant Howard Duck Wallace.

Pictured on the Backhoe is 1D Northeast Platoon Lieutenant Bear Butler getting it done on the Mega Battle Flag Project near Fort Payne, Alabama.

 Another Confederate Battle Flag will soon be up along a major interstate in Alabama.

1D Mechanized Cavalry Central Platoon Lieutenant Rodney Pitts and OCR member Jerri Taylor tied the knot New Years eve in a beach

ceremony at Orange Beach, Alabama. Congratulations and best wishes go out to Mr and Mrs Rodney Pitts.

1D Alabama Mechanized Cavalry troopers were in attendance at the Robert E Lee birthday celebration at the State Archives in Montgomery,

 Alabama January 19th. 1D Captain Pat McMurry spoke and gave greetings to the crowd from 1D Alabama Mechanized Cavalry.

 Alabama Mech Cav always show up big and show support for this event honoring our greatest General.

1D troopers enjoyed lunch at the Capitol Oyster Bar in Montgomery, Alabama after the Robert E Lee birthday celebration January 19th.

Pictured are James Lanford, Corporal Mike Lanford, Brian Anderson, Captain Pat McMurry, Lieutenant Larry Thompson,

Lieutenant Bonzo Redmon, and Mr and Mrs Rodney Pitts.

Northern Platoon troopers spent the day at Confederate Circle in Athens, Alabama putting out flags as a memorial to our Confederate Heroes.

 Great job fellows and thanks for honoring our great Confederate ancestors! Pictured left to right are Corporal Charlie Quarles,

Corporal Mike Lanford, Ron Bookworm Jeffrey, James Lanford and two potential Mechanized Cavalry recruits.

Special thanks for this report from Alabama OCR President Lisa Green. Shown with Winston County Grays Camp

Commander Keith Mcclung. :


We had so much fun celebrating 2 great generals! So much laughter, fellowship, a great message from Gary Carlyle and a dance

 that we will never forget thanks to Charles Andrew Bodenheimer! Great food! As always Misty Springer did an amazing job on the

cake and smiles were seen on all that were there! Thank you all for making our 4th Annual Lee Jackson Celebration a great success!!

Take the charge, do what’s right and God Bless Dixie!!

Everyone remember to keep one of 1D's finest in your thoughts and prayers as he continues to struggle with lingering

health problems. James "Hippy"Hosmer we love you brother!

Please keep our brother Steve Turner of the Winston County Grays SCV Camp in your thoughts and prayers in his battle with cancer.

 Steve is in the 1D Northwest Platoon and has always been there to lend a hand in support.

Members of the 15th Confederate Cavalry (reenactors) and Ryan Preston (far right) at the Grave site of

his GGG Uncle Benjamin F. Marshall.Ryan is a trooper in 1D Southern Platoon

Mark your calenders for the annual 1D Alabama Heart of Dixie Run May 9th thru 12th in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Rides to the Rattlesnake Saloon, Coondog Cemetery, The World Famous Muscle Shoals Recording Studio and several

 historical sites to honor our Confederate ancestors. 1D Captain Pat McMurry and Northern Platoon Lieutenant Roy"Cebbo"Ellis

 will have further information on details and accommodations as they come together. Hope to see y'all there!