LOUISIANA

Reported by Lieutenant Brian "Vex" McClure / Executive Officer & Communications

ROBERTS SWORN INTO SCVMC


Trooper John Roberts (right) was sworn into the Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Cavalry by Lieutenant Brian McClure at

 the Oct 2019 Sgt. James W. Nicholson Camp monthly meeting in Ruston, Louisiana.

We welcome John Roberts into the Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry!

NEW TROOPER JONES


Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Cavalry Trooper James Jones was sworn in to the SCVMC

by Sgt. John Acker & Matthew Manning at the Camp Moore, Louisiana Workday.

SCV DISPLAY & EDUCATION BOOTH


Veterans Day Event Display & Education Booth at the Picayune High School sponsored by the Lt. J. Y. Sanders Camp #2092.

Members of the Sanders Camp & Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry enlightened students as well as adults on Southern Heritage & History.

FLORIEN SCV PROCESSION


The SCV & SCVMC participated in the 39th Annual Sabine Freestate Festival Parade in Florien, Louisiana.

 Members present were there also to pay respects to Post Mortem Parade Grand Marshall, former member of the Sabine Rifles

 and a Life Member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Robert Lewis (Tex) McKnight.

 The crowd was very receptive and a good time was had by all.

SCV RECRUITMENT BOOTH

CHOCTAW-APACHE VETERANS POW WOW

NOBLE, LOUISIANA

The Sons of Confederate Veterans had a recruitment booth sponsored by the Sabine Rifles Camp #2057 at the

Choctaw-Apache Veterans Pow Wow located at the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb in Noble, Louisiana.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Commander in Chief Paul Gramling and his wife Lynda attended in support of

Camp Commander & LA SCVMC Trooper Syl Martinez, Chief Thomas Rivers and all the members of the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb.

SCV LIVING HISTORY BOOTH
2019 SABINE FREESTATE FESTIVAL
FLORIEN, LOUISIANA


The Sons of Confederate Veterans set up a living history booth & display at the 39th Annual Sabine Freestate Festival in

 Florien, Louisiana sponsored by the Sabine Rifles Camp.

A special shout out to SCV member & SCVMC Recruit Buckskin Billy for his display of period firearms.

CAMP MOORE WORK DAY

KENTWOOD, LA

A very busy day at Camp Moore for their work day in preparation for the annual Camp Moore Reenactment & Encampment.

Members of Camp Moore, the Washington Rifles Camp & Lt. J.Y. Sanders Camp along with support of the SCVMC, all came out in support.

PROVENCAL FALL FEST PARADE

NOVEMBER 9, 2019

PROVENCAL, LOUISIANA

The Sons of Confederate Veterans along with members of the SCV Mechanized Cavalry, UDC, OCR and Southern Heritage

supporters participated in the Provencal Fall Fest Parade. The SCV Procession was sponsored by

 the Col. Samuel D. Russell Camp #1617. The town was very friendly and a good time was had by all.

PINE GROVE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS MEMORIAL

NOVEMBER 9, 2019

PINE GROVE CEMETERY

JENA, LOUISIANA

The Pine Grove Confederate Soldiers Memorial near Jena, Louisiana was sponsored by the

 Brig. Gen. St. John Richardson Liddell Camp #2281. A memorial service was held for Confederate Veterans buried at

Pine Grove Cemetery and was well attended by the public. SCV, SCVMC, UDC, OCR and many Southern Heritage

supporters were in attendance. Reenactors fired musket volleys and Cameron's Battery fired the cannon in honor of their memory.

 We would also like to thank all the ladies at the Pine Grove Church who prepared lunch for everyone.

It was a fantastic feast! Great event and at the heart of what we do as the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Deo Vindice!

VIETNAM MOBILE WALL ESCORT

Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry Troopers Joey Roberts & Robert Stringfield

represented at the Vietnam Mobile Wall Escort in Mississippi.

  VIRGINIA

Reported by Cpl. Mac McPeters -2nd Battalion CO.A 4TH Platoon

On Saturday October 26, the 4th platoon held its monthly meeting. We discussed the rides and events that took place

 during the month of October. We also discussed the upcoming vote for State Captain and Sgt. Terry reminded everyone

to cast their vote! There was also discussion on raising money for the Heritage Defense fund.

The 1st platoon swore in 2 honorary members Brian Holtzer, age 11, and Ben Holtzer, age 8.

These two fine young southern gentlemen spend their spare time volunteering at the Graffiti House in Brandy Station.

October 26th brothers from 2A 7th, 8th, and 9th Platoons, plus brothers from the old North State, all came together to honor

 our fallen brother Ron Garrett from Christiansburg Virginia.

His SCV MC number was 64 and he was a long time member of the 9th Platoon. Rest in Peace brother.

On Saturday November 2, brothers from 2A 2nd, 4th, and 6th Platoons along with other guest riders for a total of 19 bikes,

 met and rode in honor of 4th Platoon member Terry Milliner #1435. His family members led the ride and we ended up

 at his sister’s beautiful house on Lake Chesdin for a celebration of his life.

Rest under the shade of the trees brother. Cancer Sucks!

On November 13, the 5th Platoon along with the Lane-Armistead Camp #1772 poured the base for flag #7 on Gywnn’s Island in Mathews Co.

The pole is around 50' tall and the flag is 10'x15’. It will be raised during the week of November 18.

Construction on flag site #8 will begin in a few weeks and that pole will be 100'.

Two candidates stepped up and ran for the position of Virginia State Captain.

They were 1 Lt Jeff Johnson and 5th Platoon Sgt. Joey Taylor. Major Frank Baptista and members from all

Va Platoons gathered together to verify and count the votes.

 Thanks to Lt Randy Turlington for all of his help and time ensuring that the voting process went off without a hitch.

The 4th Platoon would like to congratulate our New State Captain, Joey Taylor of the 5th Platoon.

 Good Luck Joey! Major Frank also appointed two new members to his staff.

Congratulations Battalion Captain’s Ray Easter and Jeff Johnson.

 Also please congratulate Sgt Allen Farmer of the 5th Platoon on his promotion!

2020 is going to be a great year for the Virginia SCV Mechanized Cavalry.

 I hope to see everyone at the rapidly approaching 2020 Annual being held in Virginia this year.

Make sure to like and follow our 2020 SCVMV Annual – Virginia facebook page for more information!
 

4th Platoon Meeting

Sgt. Leon swearing in Honorary members Brian and Ben Holtzer.

Cpl. Larry Piercy and Sgt. Mule at the Graffiti house.

Mechanized Cavalry brothers arriving at the cemetery for fallen

brother Ron Garrett #64.

SCV-MC till the end Ron Garrett #64

Members of the 7th, 8th and 9th Platoons join General Stone
and other brothers from SCV-MC North Carolina honoring fallen
brother Ron Garrett.

Honoring 4th platoon member Terry Milliner.

Showing love and respect for our fallen brother.

Cory Jones, Sgt. Jeff Anderson (2nd platoon), Keith Anderson, Susan McPeters, Cpl. Mac McPeters,

Ray Easter, Retired Captain Tucker, Jimmy Easter, 2LT and VASCV Commander and Chief Johnny Neville.

Not pictured Ray Reese and Hal Hartley.

Terry Milliner’s Celebration of life.

 

The base of Flag #7 in Mathews County on Gwynns Island.
Poured by the 5th Platoon and Lane-Armistead Camp.

New Virginia State Captain, Joey Taylor.

Brigade Captain, Jeff Johnson.

Brigade Captain, Ray Easter