LOUISIANA

Reported by Lieutenant Brian "Vex" McClure

2019 CAJUN BAYOU BASH & RIDE

2019 MISSISSIPPI CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY

William Craft and his father Cressler Craft represented Louisiana at the Mississippi Confederate Memorial

 Day for the SCV wreath laying ceremony at the Beauvoir Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

DESTREHAN PLANTATION HERITAGE DAY

At the Destrehan Plantation Heritage Day, the LT. J.Y. Sanders Camp 2029 held a 30 flag demonstration and educated

everyone on how the American Flag was flown in the United States. They educated kids and adults on what the flag actually

stood for. Even though the audience were mostly kids, they were able to get three people to commit to come to their camp meetings.

MISSISSIPPI STATE MEGA FLAG DEDICATION

Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry Trooper Lane Capps holding the Republic of Louisiana Flag

 high at the I-55 Brookhaven Mississippi State Mega Flag Dedication.

TROOPER DURHAM

4th Platoon Sgt. John Acker swears in new trooper Richard Durham into the

Louisiana Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Cavalry.

FLAG PRESENTATION & EDUCATION

Flag Presentation at Morgan City High School with Steve Alvarez,

Earl Walker & Calvin Trosclair of the Lt. J.Y Sanders Camp 2092.

CEMETERY CLEANUP

The graveside of Private John Strickland, 37th Texas Cavalry on Merritt Mountain,

cleared & cleaned by LA SCVMC Troopers Dirk Shiflett & Bruce Procell

THE LA SCVMC IN THE ZWOLLE PARADE

The Louisiana SCV marched in the 2019 Zwolle Loggers & Forestry Festival Parade.

 The Sabine Rifles Camp hosted SCV participation in the Parade.

TROOPER JAMES CRYER

PRESENTED DIVISION AWARD

Col. Samuel D. Russell Camp 1617 Camp Commander & LA SCVMC Trooper James Cryer is presented the

Alan T. Haygood Award for SCV Louisiana Division Northwest Brigade Compatriot of the Year by SCV Commander and Chief Paul Gramling.

NEW TROOPER DALTON MANNING

Mr. Paul Gramling, SCV Commander and Chief & SCVMC member, swore in Dalton Manning to the

Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry at the 2019 Louisiana Division Reunion held in Metairie, LA.

 Manning is also pictured with 4th Platoon Sgt. John Acker.


2019 LOUISIANA DIVISION REUNION

The Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry attended the 2019 Louisiana Division Reunion held in Metairie, LA.

SCVMC TROOPER & CAMP COMMANDER ADKINS ACCEPTS LA DIVISION AWARD

Louisiana Camp Commander & LA SCVMC member, Kevin Adkins (pictured right), accepted the Louisiana Division Tiger Award

on behalf of his camp, Lt. Elijah H. Ward Camp #1971, for outstanding service at the 2019 Louisiana Division Reunion

held in Metairie, LA. Kevin Adkins also serves as the Louisiana Division Lt. Commander and was presented the award by

LA Div Commander Randy Jarreau (pictured left).

10th ANNUAL GATOR RUN

2019 Louisiana Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Cavalry 10th Annual Gator Run

 will be held at Lake Bistineau State Park, October 3-6, 2019.

Registration form can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Tal5EAZl7asx8imhN09hPgJA38Z6RqPi

Website Info:

https://mechcav1b.weebly.com/events.html

For more information contact :

Captain Bobby White

scvbobwhite@gmail.com

318-422-5754

 SOUTH CAROLINA

Reported by John Fisher

ASHLEY "PORKCHOP" GRAHAM PROMOTED TO STATE COLOR SGT

At the SC SCV Division Confederate Memorial Day, Ashley "Porkchop" Graham was promoted to SC SCV Mechanized Cavalry

 Color Sgt. Porchop is a member of the Litchfield SCV #132 and Battalion 3 Co. A. SCV MC.

Shown having the State colors passed to him by 1st Sgt. Larry Davis

NEW MEMBER SWORN IN

Also at Confederate Memorial Day new member, Chuck Hunt, was sworn in by state Captain Mike Waters

Jim "Oak" Waddell, Capt. Mike Waters, Compatriot Chuck Hunt and SC SCV Divsion Commander Jamie Graham

Members of the SC SCV Mechanized Cavalry at Confederate Memorial Day , May 4th. Columbia, SC

Horry Rough and Readys SCV #1026 Camp Commander John Fisher forwards the colors on the march to the Columbia Statehouse.

 Followed by camp Color Sgt. Craig Thomkins. Despite his age and leg issues, Craig has made the full

 march from Elmwood Cemtery to the statehouse grounds for years at Confederate Memorial Day.

Horry Rough and Readys #1026 Camp Commander John Fisher spoke to the at the Pee Dee Rifles CMD at Florence, SC.

1st Sgt. Larry Davis, Camp Commander John Fisher and Compatriot Paul Flanagan of the

Horry Rough and Readys SCV #1026 and SC SCV Mechanized Cavalry at Florence, SC

Reported by Chaplain Randon Bigliberty Thomas

1LT Jim “Oak” Waddell (3A South Carolina) on the way to CMD service in Columbia SC

Captain Mike Waters at Pickens Confederate Memorial Service , South Carolina

3A members at Anderson Confederate Memorial Service

"Private Mander" Jamie Graham South Carolina division commander speaking

at Wallhala Confederate Memorial Day Service

3A represented at the Anderson Memorial Service

Chaplain Randon Bigliberty Thomas, Commander camp 125 speaking

 at the Gaffney Confederate Memorial Day Service

Mark "Sheepdog" Sheppard speaking at the Gaffney Confederate Memorial Service

3A represented at the Gaffney Confederate Memorial Day Picnic

Chuck "Evil" Hunt being sworn in at our state Memorial Service

Chaplain Randon Bigliberty Thomas at State Confederate Memorial Day service