LOUISIANA

Reported by Lieutenant Brian "Vex" McClure

2019 KREWE OF DES ALLEMANDS

The Sons of Confederate Veterans participated in the 2019 Krewe of Des Allemands Mardi Gras Parade at Des Allemands, Louisiana.

The SCV entry was organized & hosted by the Lt. J.Y. Sanders Camp #2092.

2019 LOUISIANA CONFEDERATE HERITAGE FLAG DAY RIDE SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA ROUTE GROUP SHOT

2019 LOUISIANA CONFEDERATE HERITAGE FLAG DAY RIDE NORTH LOUISIANA ROUTE GROUP SHOT

NEW TROOPERS ROBERTS & STRINGFIELD

Troopers Joey Roberts & Robert Stringfield were sworn in by Sgt. John Acker to the LA SCVMC

 on 2019 Confederate Flag Day at the Southeast Louisiana Heritage Ride.

NEW TROOPER BRANDON

Trooper Lee Garrett Brandon was sworn in by Capt. Bobby White to the LA SCVMC

 on 2019 Confederate Flag Day at the North Louisiana Heritage Ride.

TIGER AWARD PRESENTED TO TROOPER CRYER

Col. Samuel D. Russell Camp Commander & LA SCVMC Trooper James Cryer was presented with his

 Lee's Fightin' Tiger Award Certificate on 2019 Confederate Flag Day at the North Louisiana Heritage Ride.

2019 LOUISIANA CONFEDERATE HERITAGE FLAG DAY RIDE SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA ROUTE GROUP SHOT

LA SCVMC EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Trooper Brian "Vex" McClure was officially recognized as Executive Officer of the Louisiana

SCV Mechanized Cavalry & promoted to full lieutenant at the 2019 LA SCVMC State Meeting in Alexandria, LA.

   ARKANSAS

Reported by Sgt. Major Duste Craig

Photos by  Breezy Russell , Shaun Sinclair and Duste Craig.

Greetings from the Great State of Arkansas

To end the month of February members of 1-J made the pilgrimage to Elm Springs Plantation for the annual SCV Mechanized Cavalry

 Officers Call. Officers and men from around the state traveled to Columbia, Tennessee to conduct business, share news and

 plan events for the upcoming year. Seeing old friends and making new ones is one of the benefits of the trip.

Although a soggy weekend, the weather cleared up on Sunday for a little side trip to the Confederate Memorial at Winstead Hill

 overlooking the sleepy town of Franklin, Tennessee, site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Army of Tennessee.

 Flags were placed at the Arkansas Monument to honor the sacrifices of the many men from our state who fought,

 bled and died on that fateful day in November 1864.

Members of 1-J from NW Arkansas have been busy working on a new meeting space for our camp and it is proceeding along

nicely through the diligent efforts of the men.

We had the pleasure of swearing in a couple of new members to the James H. Berry Camp, who will eventually

 become members of 1st Battalion, Company J. Growing our company slowly but surely.

The weekend of March 16-17 was a busy one for 1-J. In our ongoing efforts to recruit Southern Patriots to the cause,

 members of 1-J in conjunction with the James H. Berry camp 468 set up our first of many recruiting tables and exhibits

at the High Caliber Gun Show in Fort Smith, Arkansas. We had a large display of Confederate uniforms, accouterments and weapons,

 provided by 1-J member Tim 'Bullet' Beck, as well as SCV and OCR recruiting materials.

Our display was very well received and we hopefully will add to our ranks through these efforts.

On Sunday, March 17th members of 1-J traveled to Helena, Arkansas to pay tribute to the greatest Arkansas General

 from the War for Southern Independence, Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, at the annual memorial service in his honor.

It was a great turnout, well attended.

That wraps it up for this month.

Looking forward to seeing all the Brothers from around the country at the annual Confederate Memorial

Service at Stone Mountain next month.


Live the Charge!
MCFFMC-RAYWWF
Deo Vindice

Captain Roy Bowers at the Big Table at Officers Call 2019

1st Battalion, Company J contingent at the Historic Elm Springs Plantation for Officers Call 2019
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Trooper Bubba 'Bigfoot' Phipps, Captain Roy Bowers, Sgt Major Duste Craig and Corporal James Taylor.

Arkansas State Sgt. Major Duste and SCVMCHQ Sgt. Major Slim at Officers Call 2019.

Sgt. Major Duste with the lovely Shotgun Shelle at Elm Springs Plantation.

Sgt. Major Duste and Corporal James Taylor at Elm Springs for Officers Call 2019.

SCVMCHQ Chief of Staff Rolo Beeler and Sgt Major Duste hanging at the Bikers Tailor at Richland Inn.

At the Winstead Hill Park in Franklin, Tennessee.

Swearing in ceremony to our newest SCV member, Andrew Miller.
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Trooper Tim 'Bullet' Beck, Andy Miller, Sgt Major Duste, Trooper Porky Young and Corporal Breezy Russell.

Swearing in our newest member of our SCV 468 Camp.
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Sgt Major Duste, Brad Donahoo and Lt. Jason 'Sparky' Peck.

At the Fort Smith Gun Show.
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Trooper Calvin 'Fuse' Swadley, Corporal Breezy Russell and Trooper Porky Young.

At the Fort Smith Gun Show, Day 2
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Sgt. Major Duste, Trooper Mark McSpadden, Corporal Breezy Russell.

At the monument to Major General Patrick R. Cleburne at Winstead Hill.

Fort Smith Gun Show recruiting table.

Members of 1st Battalion, Company J at the Annual Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial Service in Helena, Arkansas.
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Trooper Clay Collier, 1st Sgt. Shaun 'Bull' Sinclair and Captain Roy Bowers.

Working on the clubhouse.
Troopers Calvin 'Fuse' Swadley and Porky Young

Working on the 1-J NWA clubhouse.
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Troopers Porky Young, Terry 'Ivan' Cook and Calvin 'Fuse' Swadley.

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