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
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
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
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
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
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.
VIETNAM MOBILE WALL ESCORT
Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry Troopers Joey Roberts & Robert Stringfield
represented at the Vietnam Mobile Wall Escort in Mississippi.
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.
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
Poured by the 5th Platoon and Lane-Armistead Camp.
New Virginia State Captain, Joey Taylor.
Brigade Captain, Jeff Johnson.
Brigade Captain, Ray Easter