Reported by Sgt. Major Duste Craig
James Taylor, Duste Craig,
As you are all aware it has been stated that the Mechanized Cavalry intends to have a National Level Ride Event
to Elm Springs for the dedication of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Museum. The CIC of the SCV, Paul Gramling,
stated in his last Commander's
Comments segment that "though no firm date is set, the SCV is shooting for a
Spring 2020 ribbon cutting".
Myself and Captain Lenny Stover have been tasked by General Kevin Stone to be
the National Coordinators for this event and it is time to start this ball rolling.
I am tagging all SCVMC Headquarters Staff, Battalion Majors and State Captains in this post so that you may
begin the process in your respective areas of operations of notifying your men
of the upcoming National Event, and coordinating with myself and Lenny.
We have a lot of work to do to make this event a reality but it starts with making every single member of the
Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Cavalry in every state aware of this SCVMC National event
and the importance of being there for this
momentous and history making day for our organization.
The Mechanized Cavalry are the rolling billboards and front line defenders of our Sacred Confederate Heritage
and we MUST be in Elm Springs in
force next Spring to show our Strength and Dedication to the Cause that we swore
our oath to.
MECH CAV LEADS THE WAY!
Sgt Major Duste Craig
1st Battalion, Company J
RIDE TO THE MUSEUM 2020
1st BATTALION, COMPANY J
CRACKER REPORT-AUGUST 2019
Greetings and Salutations from the Great State of Arkansas!
The month of July has been pretty uneventful here in Arkansas.
Between recovering from the Annual in Texas and all the summertime obligations to family vacations and
summer activities it has been a quiet month
Early in the month, SCVMC-1J members from south and western Arkansas got together for a ride to visit the
grave of our State Adjutants Confederate ancestor in Waldron, Arkansas.
Several men and their ladies met for
an afternoon of fellowship and remembrance, followed by a ride and some lunch.
On the Sunday of July 14th, several members of 1-J traveled across Arkansas to West Tennessee to represent our Company
at the funeral of long time SCVMC member Joe Garrison. It was a 750 mile one day ride to and from
Dyersburg to attend the funeral and pay our
final respects to our fallen Brother.
At the time of writing, the members of 1-J NW are busily preparing to host the first "Pride of the South" poker run
to benefit the James H. Berry SCV Camp 468 in their efforts to host the Arkansas State SCV Reunion in April of 2020.
Will have lots more on that next month!
Till then, Ride As You Would With Forrest and Live the Charge!
1-J members and their lovely ladies at Seborn Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas.
1-J Members at Seborn Cemetery in Waldron,
Trooper Mark McSpadden, Corporal James Holley, Trooper Bubba Phipps,
Sgt. James Taylor and Company J Adjutant Everett Plummer
At Seborn Cemetery.
1-J State Adjutant Everett Plummer gettin' on down the road!
Sgt Major Duste and Trooper Tim "Bullet" Beck hanging out at the Pig Trail H-D Cruise In.
Tres Hombres getting ready to cross the Mighty Mississippi on
the way to Dyersburg for the Joe Garrison
Trooper Junior "Beans" Dozier, Corporal Breezy Russell and Sgt. Major Duste Craig.
Corporal Breezy, Sgt. Major Duste and Trooper Beans getting our grub on at
he Cracker Barrel in Dyersburg before the funeral.
At the funeral home for Joe Garrison's
service with our Tennessee Brothers.
Lt. Shawn Rainey 1-A, Sgt Major Duste 1-J, Captain Lenny Stover 1-A and Lt. Ed Hill 1-A
Brothers from Arkansas, Tennessee and
Mississippi in attendance for Joe Garrison's funeral in Hall, TN.
Breezy, Smiley, Brentwood, Grasshopper and Duste.
Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee
representing at the service for Joe Garrison.
Captain Kevin Nelms 1-G, Sgt. Major Duste 1-J, Lt Smiley Rhoda 1-G and 1st Sgt Brent White 1-A
The men of 1st Battalion, Company A sending
Joe Garrison on his final ride.
Rest under the shade of the trees Brother
The Arkansas Russell meets the Tennessee
Corporal Breezy Russell 1-J and Mark and George Russell from 1-A
Arkansas Brothers in Tennessee for the
funeral of Joe Garrison
Trooper Beans, Corporal Breezy and Sgt. Major Duste
Gathering at the funeral home in Hall, TN for the service for Joe "Corncob" Garrison.
Sgt Major Duste at the Mansfield Battlefield Historic Site during the 22nd SCVMC Annual.
Reported by Cpl. Mac McPeters
2nd Battalion CO.A 4TH Platoon
Members of the 4th Platoon Rode to Gettysburg PA, for Gettysburg Bike Week.
The Virginia Monument, Gettysburg Battlefield
Getting ready to ride. The 4th platoon members, Billy Mercer, Reese Agnor and Cpl. Mac McPeters
Cannon at Sunset in the Battlefield
(Thank you Terry & Trudy Jones for theses awesome pictures)
4th Platoon members Sgt. Terry, Cpl. Mac, (Susan), Reese and Billy, Led by Lt. PQ and Captain Rocco
rode to Frederick Maryland to meet up with members of the Maryland Mechanized Cavalry.
Meeting at the Harley Dealership in Frederick, Maryland.
Virginia and Maryland met up with more brothers from Pennsylvania and D.C.
before heading to the Battlefield.
Brothers discussing the ride through the Battlefield.
There was a group ride stopping at the Virginia monument where Maryland
swore in 2 new brothers and for some group pictures
Approaching the Virginia Monument
Susan, Sgt. Terry, Reese, Mac, & Billy at the Virginia Monument
Mechanized Cavalry members from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, D.C. and their friends.
Sgt. High Test from Company F led us on a ride through the Battlefield,
then to downtown Gettysburg and to the Pike for lunch.