Member Activities

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January 18, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX
Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, TX
138 Graves were flagged in preparation for 2018’s Confederate Veterans’ Day


Braving the chilling 35o degree weather to honor our Confederate Heroes are (left to right)
Bobby Moore, Camp Color Sergeant & Quartermaster; and, John McCammon, Camp 2d Lt Commander & TexDiv 1st Lt Commander

January 9, 2018
Medina County Grey’s Camp #2254, Hondo, TX
Installation of 2018 Camp Officers

6th Brigade 2nd Lt. Commander George Foulds (left) swore in newly elected Medina County Grey’s
Camp Commander Charles Thacker (middle) and Lt. Commander James Pauling (right) at the camp’s January meeting.


December 28, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX
92nd Birthday Celebration for Compatriot Don Lawrence
Don Lawrence, 20-year SCV member of the Texas Lone Star Grey’s Camp #1953, smiles with approval at his 92nd Birthday Cake.
Don was surprised by a birthday party hosted by his friends and SCV brothers at Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 meeting in San Antonio, Texas on 12-28-2017.
He is also a WWII Veteran who flew Spitfires over Normandy on D-Day! Congratulations, Don!! Texas Division wishes you many more memorable birthdays in the future!


December 28, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX
20 Year Award for Compatriot Don Lawrence

Long-time friend and Camp 153 member/TexDiv 1st Lt Cmdr John McCammon, Camp 153 Cadet Cale Reid Cavarra, and Camp 1953 member Don Lawrence.
Don proudly displays the 20-year SCV Membership Medal presented to him by Cadet Cale Cavarra on behalf of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153.
A close-up of his award is pictured to the right.


December 21, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX Texas Toy Drive
Lots of toys for truly deserving children in the San Antonio area.


Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp assisted the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services during their recent Texas Toy Drive.
(L-R): Incoming Camp Commander William “Bill” Smith, Camp Lt Cmdr George Foulds, and Child Protective Service Coordinator Mary Lou Rendon.



December 09, 2017
Texas Division Camps 153, 713, 2254, & 1953 Joint Event
Christmas in God’s Country Night Parade, Hondo, TX

Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 [San Antonio], AM Hobby Camp #713 [Corpus Christi], Medina Grey’s Camp #2254 [Hondo] and Texas Lone Star Grey’s Camp #1953 [Shertz]
combined forces await start of parade.
(L-R; Sitting) Johnny Davis (Camp 2254), TexDiv 1st Lt Cmdr John McCammon (Camp 153), Don Lawrence (Camp 1953), Dave Sweeney (Camp 153).
(L-R; Standing) Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Mike Reynolds (Camp 153), Camp Cmdr Gary Cornett (Camp 713), George “Bubba” Cheek (Camp 153).


December 07, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 San Antonio, TX
Headquarters, San Antonio Police Dept, San Antonio, TX

Award of Excellence Presentation at Headquarters, SAPD.
Given in recognition of support for the community and Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153.
(L-R) 2nd Lt. Cmdr Richard Reynolds, TexDiv Chaplain Sanford Reed, 1st Lt. Cmdr George Foulds; and SAPD Special Projects Officers Raymond Todd & Victor Trevino.


November 25, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 San Antonio, TX
Comfort, TX Christmas Parade

Showing our colors and supporting the community.


Members and Wives ready for the parade.


November 21, 2017
Sul Ross Camp #1457, Bryan, TX
Walschak Welding, Hearne, TX

Camp Commander Bill Boyd presents owner Louie Walschak, with a “Keep ‘Em Flying” certificate in recognition
of his flying various versions of Confederate flags from a flagpole in front of his establishment on State Highway 6 for many years.


November 13, 2017
Tryon Cemetery, near Kurten, Brazos County, Texas
Sul Ross Camp 1457, Bryan, TX Sets 2 VA Headstones

Camp Cmdr/TexDiv Ch of Staff Bill Boyd [tan shirt]; Camp 1st Lt Cmdr/TexDiv 3d Lt Cmdr Lee Lance [plaid shirt]; and, Camp Mbr/11th BGE 1st Lt Cmdr Bobby Deiss [blue shirt]
had the honor of placing two VA markers on previously unmarked graves of two CSA Veterans on this Veteran’s Day weekend.
Salutes were rendered by retired veterans Lee Lance (US Navy) and Bobby Deiss (US Army).
According to the current cemetery caretaker, the marker for PVT William P Lloyd, Co G, 32 ALA INF had laid flat on the ground for more than 10 years;
it is now erect next to the graves of PVT Lloyd’s son and grandson.
The Camp obtained a VA marker for 5th SGT James M Zimmerman, Co I, 21 TEX CAV; it now is in place next to the graves of SGT Zimmerman’s sons and grandsons.


November 11, 2017
Veterans’ Day Parade, Austin, TX Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 & Major George Littlefield Camp #59
Joining forces to honor our country’s veterans are members of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 San Antonio, TX and Major George Littlefield Camp #59 Austin, TX.
They unselfishly gave of their time on Saturday to take part in the Veterans’ Day Parade in Austin.


November 10, 2017
Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153 Holds Cemetery Work Day
Taking part in the Work Day at the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas and pictured left to right are: Camp 1st Lt Cmdr George Foulds; TexDiv Chaplain/ Camp Genealogist Sanford Reed; TexDiv 1st Lt Cmdr/Camp Quarter Master John McCammon; and Camp Members Jacob Smith and Ellis Pierce. Standing at front of the group is Cadet Member Samuel Smith.


November 04, 2017
Old Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi, TX
[Photo by 6th Brigade Commander Mark Phillips]
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 of San Antonio, TX and A.M. Hobby Camp #713 of Corpus Christi, TX
working together to honor and promote our history at the South Texas Voices of Old Bayview Cemetery Come Alive event.
Participants include (left to right): George Foulds, Lt Cmdr, Camp #153; Thomas Gomez, Mbr, Camp #713; George “Bubba” Cheek, Mbr, Camp #153
Gary Cornett, Commander, Camp #713; John McCammon, 1st Lt Cmdr, Texas Division (Mbr, Camp #153)


October 30, 2017
Ebenezer Cemetery, near Kurten, Brazos County, TX
Sul Ross Camp #1457, Bryan, TX Clears Brush from Cemetery

Camp 1st Lt Commander (& Division 3d Lt Cmdr) Lee Lance earlier applied special herbicide solution to nuisance plants (yaupon, poison ivy, etc) in the cemetery. Camp Commander (& Division Chief of Staff) Bill Boyd cleared out the dead undergrowth as well as several trees around the few graves in the cemetery. Camp members plan to provide periodic maintenance at the cemetery and especially around the gravesites of William Henry Harrison Edge, SGT, Co A, 11th BN, Georgia Artillery and his wife.


October 28, 2017
Indian and Confederate Festival; Helena, TX
Hood’s Texas Brigade, Camp #153, participants: (l-r) Color Sergeant Bobby Moore, Dave Sweeney, Past Commander William “Bill” Smith,
Don Lawrence, Bubba Cheek, 2 Boy Scouts from Karnes City Troop, and Texas Division Chaplain Sanford Reed


October 20, 2017
Dedication of CSA Cross of Honor at Grave of Capt Pasquale L Buquor, Co A, 3d Texas Infantry
Canary Islanders Cemetery, Floresville, TX

[L-R] Hood’s Texas Brigade (Camp #153) Honor Guard await arrival of his family for ceremony:
Sanford Reed, Camp Genealogist; John McCammon, Texas Division 1st Lt Commander; George Foulds,
Camp 1st Lt Commander; Mike Reynolds, Camp 2d Lt Commander; Dave Sweeney, Camp Member.


October 14, 2017
Rally to Save the Alamo Cenotaph; San Antonio, TX

Members of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 of San Antonio, TX and AM Hobby Camp #713 of Corpus Christi, TX.


October 07, 2017
Sul Ross Camp & 11th Brigade Warrior 100K Bike Ride at Bush Ranch, Crawford, TX
Bobby Deiss (arrow) in photo op with former President George W Bush at his ranch in support of the Warrior 100K Bike Ride honoring wounded warriors.
A member of the Texas A&M Student Veterans Association, Bobby is himself a disabled/retired Army CW4 and Combat Apache Helicopter pilot.
Along with other members of the group, he assisted behind the scenes helping ensure the successful 2017 event.
He is a member of Sul Ross Camp 1457 and is currently the 1st Lt Cmdr 11th Brigade.


September 16, 2017
Medina County Fair Parade; Hondo, TX

Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 Showing the Colors


September 16, 2017
Medina County Fair Parade; Hondo, TX
Commander Charles Thacker of Medina Greys Camp #2254 Leading Combined Contingent of Camps #153 & #2254


August 12, 2017
Travis Park Monument Support Rally; San Antonio, TX

WHAT IT IS REALLY ALL ABOUT
Not just any Confederate Memorial!


August 12, 2017
Travis Park Monument Support Rally; San Antonio, TX

Some Familiar Faces in the Crowd
(l) Larry Reynolds, Commander, 1st Lt David Reynolds Camp #2270
(m) John McCammon, 1st Lt Commander, Texas Division; Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
(r) Bill Boyd, Chief of Staff, Texas Division; Sul Ross Camp #1457
 

August 12, 2017
Travis Park Monument Support Rally; San Antonio, TX

THE TEXAS DIVISION WAS OUT IN FORCE!(clockwise from top left) Texas Division Flag, CSA Vets are USA Vets sign;
4th (N Tex) Brigade Flag, SCV Mech Cav, MS Flag t-shirt (thanks for the support!), and 11th Brigade flag.


August 12, 2017
Travis Park Monument Support Rally; San Antonio, TX

Tex Div Chaplain Sanford Reed Invokes Blessings of The Trinity Upon the Confederate Memorial Monument.
 

August 12, 2017
Travis Park Monument Support Rally; San Antonio, TX

TEXAS SCV & UDC SHOW COLORS SUPPORTING MONUMENT
(l) John McCammon, 1st Lt Cmdr, Texas Division, SCV, and member of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
(r) Robin Terrazaz, President, Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #2060, United Daughters of the Confederacy
 

July 18-23, 2017
122nd Reunion, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Memphis, Tennessee

SWORD ARCH HONORING CIC THOMAS V STRAIN JR & WIFE
(l) Tex Div 3d Lt Cmdr Lee R Lance, Sul Ross Camp 1457 (r) Bob Mennell – Adjutant, MG Cleburne’s 7th Tex Inf Camp 2182


July 18-23, 2017
122nd Reunion, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Memphis, Tennessee

TROOPING THE COLORS
Color Sergeant - Rocky Jim Sprott, Sidney Sherman Camp 2256
Rendering Salutes (L-R):
Tex Div 3d Lt Cmdr Lee R Lance, Sul Ross Camp 1457
Bob Mennell – Adjutant, MG Cleburne’s 7th Tex Inf Camp 2182
Tex Div Commander David McMahon, Gen Tom Green Camp 1613


July 18-23, 2017
122nd Reunion, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Memphis, Tennessee

Official Group Photo of Attendees; 22JUL2017
Commander-in-Chief – Thomas V. Strain, Jr. (Alabama)
Lt Commander-in-Chief – Paul C. Gramling, Jr. (Louisiana)
Army of Trans-Mississippi Commander – Johnnie L. Holley, Jr. (Texas)


July 18-23, 2017
122nd Reunion, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Memphis, Tennessee

Army of Trans-Mississippi Group Photo
Commanded by Tex Div Compatriot Johnnie Holley


July 15, 2017
Frontier Days; Pleasanton, TX

Members of Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 attending and "Teaching the History of Our Ancestors"
Included (Front Row, L-R) Past Camp Commander William "Bill" Smith, Lt. Commander George Foulds, Bubba Cheek, David Sweeney,
Don Lawrence; and, (Back Row, L-R) Texas Division Lt. Commander John McCammon and Texas Division Chaplain Sanford Reed.


July 04, 2017
Independence Day Parade in Leon Valley, Texas.


Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp # 153 float and Honor Guard along with the 6th Texas Co. K Rifle Squad


July 01, 2017
Odessa Jaycees' 68th annual Independence Celebration Parade

Dunn-Holt-Midkiff Camp 1441


June 24, 2017
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153

Members of camp’s Trans-Mississippi Old Guard perform rifle salute during Blanco City Cemetery dedication
ceremonies in honor of 127 Confederate Soldiers, 19 Union Soldiers, and 3 Texas Independence Soldiers.


June 03, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153

Phillip L. Davis, Texas Division Guardian Committee Chairman (r), presents a Guardian Certificate to Sanford Reed, Camp Genealogist (middle),
as Camp Lt Commander George Foulds (l) looks on during the 120th Texas Division Reunion at Fort Worth, TX.


May 15, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153

Members being given awards


May 13, 2017
Evergreen Cemetery Dedication in Devine, Texas

Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 of San Antonio, Texas. Trans-Mississippi Old Guard


April 30, 2017
Decoration Day at the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas

Members of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 Trans – Mississippi Honor Guard along with members of the 6th Texas Co. K posting the colors


April 20, 2017
John Bell Hood Star of Excellence Award

Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153 members. Left Scoot Reed ,Right Sanford Reed.
Presenting the John Bell Hood Star of Excellence Award to Cadet 1SG. Analynne Garcia.
At Robert E. Lee High School, San Antonio, Texas


April 13, 2017
Memorial Service for Compatriot Greg Watson In San Antonio, Texas



Hood’s Texas Brigade Members Camp 153 and Alamo City Guards member from Camp 1325


April 11, 2017
Texas Division members that testified to the Texas State Legislature committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism



April 10, 2017
Glen Rest Cemetery Ceremony Kerrville











April 01-02, 2017
Celtic Highlands Games in San Antonio




Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 at the San Antonio Highland Games and Celtie Music Festival. April 1 & 2, 2017 promoting our heritage and honoring our ancestors. Left to Right 6th Brigade Commander John McCammon and Past Commander of Camp 153 William “Bill” Smith


March 04, 2017
Flag Day Parade Austin Texas


Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153


February 25, 2017

Stockdale Cemetery Dedication, Stockade, TX

This Dedication was Honoring a total 72 Veterans included were 2 Union Vets by Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153of San Antonio,Texas.
Center Sanford Reed - Left Joe Owen - Right William “Bill’” Smith