Reported by Sergeant Major Mac McPeters

2nd Battalion, A Company

(4th Platoon)

The Virginia Mechanized Cavalry held its first officerís meeting of the new year.

 It was the first meeting with Captain Joey Taylor (5th Platoon) at the helm.

We had a pretty good turnout for a cold rainy day. It was nice to fellowship with all the brothers.

The big topic of discussion was the upcoming 2020 SCVMC Annual, the work that has been done, and the work that needs

to be done. The Annual will be held June 10 Ė 14, 2020, in New Market, Va., where on May 15, 1864, approximately 4100 Confederate

soldiers defeated Union Maj. Gen. Franz Siegel and his Army of the Shenandoah.

This successful group of confederate soldiers included 257 cadets from V.M.I. The young cadets were integral to the victory that day.

Captain Joey Taylor formally promoted officers and also handed out insignia and stripes. Congratulations to the following brothers:

Robert McDaniel received his Retired Captain bars.

Thank you Captain Robert for taking the regains when Major Frank was promoted.

Batt. Captain Ray Easter
Batt. Captain Jeff Johnson
1st Lt. Terry Jones
Sgt. Major Mac McPeters
5th Platoon Sgt. Allen Farmer
5th Platoon Cpl. Chris Smith

The La Villa restaurant in Lynchburg has been hosting our Officers Call meetings for a long time now and has always

been very hospitable. Michael, the owner of La Villa, mentioned that they would be hosting a fundraiser for local

1st responders on the following day. Our officers passed the hat around and then presented him with a generous donation.

Sgt. Mule (Lemuel) and the 6th Platoon also held their 1st meeting of the year. It was a pretty good turnout considering

it was the last day of deer season. They had a great meeting and enjoyed 2 guests, Cpl. Gordonís grandson,

and Matt Buck's wife Betty Jo. They are looking forward to the new year.

Please remember to get your registration in and hotel rooms booked soon for the 2020 SCVMC Annual.

You can find a copy of the registration form and more information by going to 2020 SCVMC Annual-Virginia Facebook page

 and in the January addition of The Cracker. The first 100 registrations receive a free challenge coin.

They can be purchased with your registration and will also be for sale the event for $20.00


2020 Annual Challenge Coin (free to the 1st 100 registrations $20.00 at the rally)

Officers Call, January 2020

Capt. Joey Taylor & Retired Captain Robert McDaniel

Capt. Joey Taylor & Batt. Captain Jeff Johnson

Capt. Joey Taylor & 1st Lt. Terry Jones

Capt. Joey Taylor & Sgt. Major Mac McPeters

Capt. Joey Taylor & 5th Platoon Sgt. Allen Farmer

Capt. Joey Taylor & 5th Platoon Cpl Chris Smith

Capt. Joey Taylor presenting La Villa Owner Michael with donation from

the Virginia SCVMC Officers

Selling Raffle tickets for the Quilt to be raffled at the 2020 Annual (tickets will be available at the event)

Pictures from the meeting

L-R Front Row Cpl. Gordon Drewery, Wyley Bryant, & Buck Waddell.

L-R Back Row Berry Smith, Ricky Derby & Sergeant Lemuel Brown.


Reported by Joseph Pizzini (Captain Rocco)

Captain Rocco-Lucky, Sgt Taz and Gunny

The crew at the 2F winter annual

The crew

Speechless, Mrs Kitty, Corkscrew and Gwen

Captain Rocco, Speechless and Shine

Capt Rocco, Quicksilver, Voodoo and Little George

Sgt Hightest


The ladies

Sgt Taz took a ride over to Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery in Virginia today, looking for his ancestor that

he can stand in honor for. Lewis Therrell from South Carolina.

Iím happy to report that he founded him! he placed a Stars & Bars flag at his gravesite! Scout Sergeant Taz.

Lucky and Capt Rocco

Captain Rocco, Gunny and Lt PQ