LOUISIANA

Reported by  Lieutenant Brian “Vex” McClure
 

LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY

Sons of Confederate Veterans' Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, SCV Mechanized Cavalry members Paul Gramling,

Sons of Confederate Veterans Commander in Chief & JC Hanna, Army of the Trans Mississippi Councilman as well as Historian in Chief Todd Owens

visited Louisiana State Police Troop F in Monroe. They presented the Troop with a certificate of appreciation from the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

LA SCVMC Cajun Bayou Bash group shot at Henderson, Louisiana.

At the 19th Annual 2 Dogs Rally in Maggie Valley, NC, the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry was awarded "Most Attended."

After 10 years of coming up here this is a big deal for us. Not to mention it is our first ever award any where.

Thanks to all that attended and came this year.

The reason this happened is the troopers and their gals that made the ride. They get all the credit.

LA SCVMC Lieutenant Brian McClure with Sons of Confederate Veterans Commander in Chief Paul Gramling at

 the Sgt. James W. Nicholson Camp meeting in Ruston, LA. CinC Gramling gave a good address on the

Southern Victory Campaign & the Confederate Legion as well as other issues on the National level.

Our First Lady of the SCV, Lynda Gramling, gave a great report on the Caddo Parish Monument.

We appreciate both of them attending and speaking with members.

LE CHEMIN MILITAIRE MEMORIAL DEDICATION – 09/01/18

Miles Memorial Park, Vacherie, LA

Marthaville Good Ole Days Parade attended by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, SCV Mechanized Cavalry,

United Daughters of the Confederacy & The Order of Confederate Rose.

 The event had a good number of SCV officials participating including the SCV Commander in Chief, ATM Councilman, LA Div Commander,

 LA Div 1st Lt. Cmndr, LA Div 2nd Lt. Cmndr, LA Div Chaplain, NW Brigade Cmndr,

 NE Brigade Cmndr and five SCV camp commanders. The whole event was a great success

MISSISSIPPI

Reported by Eric Jolly

 1G was all over on Sept 8th Some of the NE squad went to General Joe Weelers home for his birthday celebration,

 we rode up and met with many of our AL brothers and had a great day of fun and fellowsip,

 as well as a beautiful day for a ride. Pictured


left to right is "Spanky" Kelley (Hoghead's son), David Little,"Wild Bill" Childs, Capt Steven "Gunner" Rutherford,

Manse "Easy" Jolly, and "Playboy" Tim Childs. Not pictured was Nathan and Bufford Kiddy who had came also but left before the photo op.

While some of us were at Joe Weelers, there were others who stayed at home to watch our local Col. W.P.Rogers monument

on the Corinth Court House Square, pictured left to right is: Chris Haley "Chapps" ,Mike Moore and his wife,

they were many others that were there (and others that came and went throughout) and deserve a big thank you for

 keeping our monument safe from a "credible threat" that we had received for that day

Lt Kevin Nelms "Grasshopper", and Kenny Kelley "Hoghead" made their way to 1A's annual early on the 8th and fellow-shipped with

 our TN brethren , they stopped off by McGavock Confederate Cemetery as well as other confederate historic sites,

 pictured left to right, Lt Kevin Nelms and Corp Kenny Kelley.

(Same trip, Kenny on right, Keven on left)

riders for Bobby Joe 

On AUGUST 25, MS 1G (and various other groups) from all over the Great State of Mississippi came together for a benefit to help

 raise money for an electric wheel chair for one of our own Cavalry Troopers, Bobby Joe Denton. Bobby Joe's iron horse had bucked and thrown

 him last year while he was on a benefit run to help others, resulting in the amputation of 1 leg.

Much like our Grandfathers of old, he was struck down while in service of others, and deserves our respect.

MS 1G's Bruce Warren "Huckleberry" and others enjoying some pulled pork after the benefit ride

Meting of the minds, Lt Billy Bryant and Marty McAlilly going over details about the ride.

Before we was thrown, Bruce Warren stands with Bobby Joe Denton at

 NBF's grave site on his 147th birthday celebration.

MS 1G Bruce "Huckleberry" Warren with MS Governor Phil Bryant and Debby Warren,

On the MS Governors Ride for Wounded Warriors.