Reported by Cpl. Mac McPeters -2nd Battalion CO.A 4TH Platoon
February 21, 1964 - September 28, 2019
It is with great sadness that we have to report the loss another brother. Terry Milliner, of the 4th Platoon
passed peacefully at his home on Saturday September 28, 2019. His family asked that we, The Mechanized Cavalry
join them in a celebration of life on Nov. 2nd. We will meet at the Dinwiddie Moose Lodge, 7212 Boydton Plank Rd,
North Dinwiddie, VA 23803 KSU at 2:00 PM. We will ride out to his sister’s house near Lake Chesdin for the celebration.
It would be great to get as many bikes as possible to join us. CANCER SUCKS
John Roan Garrett
December 9, 1947 - September 24,2019
It is with sadness that we report the loss of one of The Mechanized Cavalry's early members.
Private John "Ron" Garrett #64 of Riner, VA. John passed on Tuesday September 24. 2019 in his home.
Remembering Ron Garrett
On Sept 28th the 4th Platoon had our monthly meeting with guests from the 5th and 8th Platoons in attendance.
We discussed the Va State Picnic that took place earlier that month. The upcoming election of State Captain was another
topic of discussion. Sgt Terry provided ballots and envelopes for everyone and all were encouraged to cast their vote.
Afterward Cpl Mac led a short ride over to Ft Harrison where a living history event was taking place remembering the 2 day
battle that took place there in 1864. The earthworks are incredible and in very good shape.
After some cannon fire and a few muskets
reports we departed headed our separate ways
The next day members of the 4th Platoon and members of A.P. Hill Camp #167 joined together to volunteer at the
Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans booth at the State Fair of Virginia.
We met folks from all over the state and
had a great time.
October was a busy month for us and started off on a somber note. On the 4th we rode to Alvin E. Small Funeral home
in Petersburg for the viewing of 2-shot and Roxy, who were members of the Southern Cross RC family.
While there we gave them a donation which was collected from our 50/50 raffle.
Important to note that brother Corey
Jones won the raffle and donated it back. Thank you Corey.
October 5th had members of the 4th platoon joining members of A.P. Hill Camp #167 bright and early to clean the
highways and byways of good ole Dixie. We participated in the adopt a highway program and picked up
trash along a deceptively long
stretch of road outside of Ft. Lee in Petersburg Va
To close out the month the 4th Platoon hooked up with Sgt. Mule and the 6th Platoon and rode to the Taste of Brunswick
Festival in Brunswick Va. We were there to show support for brothers Jimmy and Ray Easter and Tracy Clary who
were competing in the World’s greatest Brunswick Stew competition. Members from the 2nd, 5th, and 8th Platoons showed
to offer support and eat some great food. It was with great pleasure that we welcomed the arrival of brothers Tizzy Magoo
and Sgt. Cowboy! They both rode up from the great State of North Carolina to offer their support and devour some of
the best stew in the world. It was a beautiful southern day in Virginia spent with great friends, loving the South,
and promoting our Confederate
Ride to Fort Harrison, Reese Agnor, Sgt. Joey Taylor, Cpl. Allen Farmer, Roy Lee Farmer, Cpl. Mac McPeters
Living History at Fort Harrison
State Fair of Virginia Mech Cav supporting Virginia Division SCV Susan McPeters, Cpl. Mac McPeters and Jimmy Easter
State Fair of Virginia Mechanized Cavalry supporting Virginia Division SCV Johnny, Rhonda,
Ray, Sid, Greg, Retired Captain Tucker, Jimmy (Camp Commander), Keith
Mechanized Cavalry working the crowd at The
State Fair of Virginia. We sold lots of items
supporting Confederate Heritage and got over 200 signatures to support all monuments.
Mechanized Cavalry working with the A.P.
Hill Camp to make Dixie Clean Again. Jimmy Easter
(Camp Commander), Ben Barrett (Member in the making), Retired Captain Tucker, Ray Easter.
Not Pictured Sgt. Terry, Floyd, Cpl. Mac & Susan
The Taste of Brunswick… (Front Row) John
Smith, Cpl. Gordon Drewery, Hal Hartley, Floyd
Townsend, John Turlington (Back Row) Cpl. Mac McPeters, Wylie Bryant , Sgt. Mule Brown
Mechanized Cavalry 4th & 6th Platoons Supporting the Easter Brothers at the Taste of Brunswick
Stg. Leon of the 1st platoon hosting members of the 5th platoon by taking them to the Graffiti House
Reported by Kathy Mayhew
Virginia Society Order of Confederate Rose
The Virginia Society Order of Confederate Rose held their quarterly meeting on Saturday,
September 21, 2019, at the Staunton River Memorial Library in Altavista, VA.
Roses Pictured: (Left to Right): Lisa Weeks, Sherry Sheets, Linda Bennett-VA Society Treasurer, Cookie Batten,
Kathy Mayhew-VA Society President, Christina Gibson, Fran Hess, Rhonda Worley-VA Society Secretary,
Flo Joyner and Ann Turner-VA Society Black Rose Keeper of the Rite.
Thorns Pictured: (Left to Right):
Doug Hall, Billy Batten, Tony Mayhew and Wayne Saunders