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May 17, 2019
Sul Ross Camp #1457, Bryan
Bryan ISD AFJROTC Awards Ceremonies, Bryan
TexDiv 3d Lt Cmdr & Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Lee Roy Lance (Captain, USN Retired) presented awards to outstanding
members of the Bryan ISD AFJROTC Unit in ceremonies at Bryan HS on 17MAY. The deserving winners were as follows:
Photo 1 – H.L. Hunley Award – Cadet Elizabeth Thornhill, Bryan HS
Photo 2 – President Jefferson Davis Award – Cadet Ola Katherine Thornhill, Bryan HS
Photo 3 – Col Santos Benavides Award – Cadet Brianna Limon, Bryan HS
Photo 4 – Sgt James Washington Award – Cadet Isaac Hernandez, Bryan HS
Not Shown – Gen Robert E Lee Award – Cadet Gabriel Potts, BG James Earl Rudder HS
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AWARDEES!

May 15, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Sidney Lanier High School Army JROTC, San Antonio
Camp Commander George Foulds presented the H.L. Hunley Award to Army JROTC Cadet Janis Cruz during award ceremonies at San Antonio ISD’s Sidney Lanier High School.


May 9, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
New Member Ceremony

At the Camp’s monthly meeting in May, Cmdr George Foulds swore in new member 13-year-old Henry Lewis. Henry joined under his 4th Great Grand Father William Densley "Seco" Smith, a Private in Company C, 36th Texas Calvary. [NOTE: The 36th Texas Cavalry was also known as the 32d and Woods’ Regiment Texas Cavalry while Company C was originally known as Capt Joel K Stevens’ Company, Texas Mounted Riflemen.] Private Smith was captured and taken POW near Yellow Bayou, LA on 18MAY1864; he was paroled at San Antonio on 22AUG1865 and returned home to Medina County, TX. (L-R in Photo) Cmdr George Foulds; New Member Henry Lewis; and, Chaplain Mike Reynolds.


May 8, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Central Catholic HS Army JROTC Award Night,

San Antonio Lt Cmdr Mark Riser presented the following awards:
(L) The National SCV HL Hunley Award to Second Lieutenant Jaime Torres
(R) The TexDiv General Robert E. Lee Leadership Award to Private First Class Albert Wylie
Photos by Camp Cmdr George P. Foulds


May 4, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Col A.M. Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi
Lone Star Grey's Camp #1953, Cibilo
Buc Days Night Parade, Corpus Christi
Three camps from TexDiv 6th Brigade participated in the Buc Days Night Parade in Corpus Christi on May 4, 2019.
Photo 1 – Camp members have the float ready to go and await the start of the parade.
Photo 2 – Awaiting the start left to right TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 1953 Mbr John McCammon; Camp 1953 Adj Don Lawrence;
Camp 153 Cmdr George Foulds; and, (in back row) Camp 153 Lt Cmdr Mark Rizer.
Photo 3 – Applying final touches to the float.
Photo 4 – Float pulling out for the parade. Standing next to the float is Camp 713 Cmdr Gary Cornet.
Photo 5 – Camp 713 Cmdr Gary Cornet shows off the 3rd place trophy awarded to the float.


May 3, 2019
Col John S “R.I.P.” Ford Camp, Harlingen
Robert Vela HS Army JROTC Awards, Edinburg

Camp Adjutant Bruce Kidd presented the Col Santos Benavides Heritage Award to Cadet Captain Jared E Sanchez.
This award is presented to a cadet of Hispanic heritage who demonstrates exceptional character and scholastic achievement for the year.
The award is designed to recognize the contributions of Tejanos to the Cause of the Confederacy and especially Colonel Santos Benavides, commander of the 33rd Texas Cavalry Regiment who was the highest ranked soldier of the 12,800 Tejanos who served in the Confederate Army. His ancestors founded the city of Laredo and his troops protected the cotton trade through Mexico to support the war effort. In March 1864, although gravely ill, he and thirty of his soldiers defeated a Union force of over 300 who attempted to capture and burn Laredo. He was a brave soldier and a proud champion of local, non-centralized government, a longtime business and government leader, and a hero to working people of all races.


April 28, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Colonel A M Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi
Confederate Cemetery Association’s Annual Decoration Day

Photo 1 – Stage is set for program start at the Confederate Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
Photo 2 – Trans-Mississippi Old Guard (TMOG): Posting the Colors.
Photo 3 – Piper William "Bill" Jones playing the bagpipes while TMOG posts the colors.
Photo 4 – View of crowd gathered at the ceremony.
Photo 5 – Cannon Crew: (L to R) Adjutant Rodney Seiler; William "Bill" Manuel; and 3d Lt. Cmdr Dustin Seiler.
Photo 6 –TMOG performing a Rifle Salute: (L to R) TMOG Capt Mike Reynolds; Color Sgt Bobby Moore; George Delbert "Bubba" Cheek; (Col A M Hobby Camp 713)
Cmdr Gary Cornet; Historian Leslie D. Perry; 1st Lt Cmdr Mark Riser; Robert Neely; and, Past Camp Cmdr William "Bill" Smith.
Photo 7 – Color Sgt Booby Moore playing “Taps”.
NOTE: All persons named above are from Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 unless otherwise identified.
Photos provided by Camp 153 Commander George Foulds.


April 27, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Medina County Grays Camp #2254, Hondo
Medina County Museum’s Living History Day

Photo 1 – Camp set up ready for the start of the Living History Day at the Medina County Museum.
Photo 2 – Southern Ladies, Nina Chevalier (L) and Paula Perry (R), showing their handy work preparing things for men leaving for war.
Photo 3 – Cannon firing display by Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Cannoneers. The Cannon Crew consisted
of William "Bill" Manuel, Kenny Wright, Adjutant Rodney Seiler, and 3rd Lt. Commander Dustin Seiler.
Photo 4 – Medina County Museum Logo Photo 5 – Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 Trans-Mississippi Old Guard demonstrating black powder rifle shooting.
Pictured (Left to Right) are: Trans-Mississippi Old Guard Captain Mike Reynolds; 1st Sergeant George Delbert "Bubba" Cheek;
Texas Division Lt Commander John McCammon; Camp 153 Historian Leslie D. Perry; Camp 153 Commander George Foulds; and, Camp 2254 Commander Charles Thacker.
Photos by George P. Foulds, Commander Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153


April 24, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Oliver Wendell Holmes High School, San Antonio
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp presented awards to TX-781 Air Force JROTC Cadets at O.W. Holmes HS on 24APR2019.
Texas Division Lt Commander John McCammon presented the following awards to cadets:
Photo 1 – The SCV’s H.L. Hunley Award to Cadet Major Zane Salazar.
Photo 2 - The Texas Division’s Robert E. Lee Leadership Award to Cadet Major Phillip Madison.
Photo 3 - The Texas Division’s Col Santos Benavides Heritage Award to Cadet MSgt William Ormiston.
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153 Commander George Foulds presented the following awards to cadets:
Photo 4 – The Texas Division Sgt James Washington Memorial Award to Cadet 2d Lt Luke Alarid.
Photo 5 – The Oliver Wendell Holmes HS “Fighting Huskies” mascot and “Hunter Green & Gold” school colors.
Photo 6 – The Camp’s General John Bell Hood Star of Excellence Award to Cadet 2d Lt Salvador Torres.


April 24, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Smithson Valley HS Navy JROTC Awards Ceremony
Past Commander William “Bill” Smith presented the SCV H.L. Hunley Award to cadet Ensign Cole Thomas
during awards ceremonies at Smithson Valley High School, Spring Branch, TX on 24Apr2019.


April 14, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153, San Antonio
New Braunfels Folk Festival
Camp 153 Commander George Foulds visited with Buffalo Soldiers from Co. A, 9th US Cavalry (Austin) to talk Southern History and Heritage during the New Braunfels Folk Festival on April 14th. Photo 1 –Commander Foulds poses with members of Austin Chapter, Buffalo Soldiers.
Photo 2 –Commander Foulds poses with pride of the Camel Corps at the Folk Festival.


April 12-13, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Medina County Greys Camp #2254, Hondo
Fort Inge Living History Days, Uvald
Hood’s Texas Brigade and Medina County Greys camp members participated in the 2-day living history event at Fort Inge, Uvalde.
Photo 1 – (L to R) Camp 2254 Lt Cmdr James Pauling; Camp 153 Cmdr George Foulds; Camp 2254 Cmdr Charles Thacker;
TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Chaplain John McCammon; and, Camp 153 Historian Leslie D. Perry.
Photo 2 – Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153 members pose with Texas Parks and Wildlife (TP&W) Buffalo Soldier. (L to R) Historian Leslie D. Perry;
Cmdr George Foulds; TP&W Buffalo Soldiers’ Sergeant Allen Mack; and, TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp Chaplain John McCammon.
Photo 3 – Paule Perry, wife of Camp 153 Historian Leslie D. Perry, helping the camp with the event as always.
Photo 4 – Ready to load up after 2 days of living history and teaching the true history of The South to over 400 students during the 2 days. (L to R) Camp 153 Historian Leslie D. Perry;
Camp 2254 Cmdr Charles Thacker; Camp 2254 Chaplain Johnny Davis; TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Chaplain John McCammon; and Camp 153 Cmdr George Foulds.
Photo 5 – The Confederate Camp at Fort Inge Living History Days April 12-13, 2019. Photo 6 – Uvalde HS NJROTC Program Cadet Chief
Petty Officer John Victorino assisted with the firing of the cannon and other demonstrations at Fort Inge Living History event.
Photo 7 – Fort Inge Historical Marker


April 11, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Awards Presentation
At a special presentation during the camp’s April meeting, Camp Commander George Foulds (L) presents Camp Member George Delbert “Bubba” Cheek (C) the SCV War Service Medal for his military service during the Vietnam War Era. TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp Chaplain John McCammon (R) looks on with approval during the presentation. Thanks for you selfless service, Bubba!


April 09, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Camp Officers Visit Houston Area
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 Commander George Foulds along with Texas Division Lt Commander & Camp 153 Chaplain John McCammon attend the MG Patrick
Cleburne's 7th Texas Infantry Camp 2182 monthly meeting in The Woodlands. They also visit the Spirit of The Confederacy Monument in Sam Houston Park, Houston.
Photo 1 – At the MG Pat Cleburne’s 7th Texas Infantry Meeting, Texas Division Lt Commander & Camp 153 Chaplain John
McCammon (L) and Camp 153 Commander George Foulds (R) meet with SCV Commander-in-Chief Paul Gramling (C).
Photo 2 – Camp Cmdr George Foulds (L) and TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp Chaplain John McCammon (R) pose next to the Spirit of The Confederacy Monument at Sam Houston Park in Houston.
Photo 3 – The plaque on the Spirit of Confederacy Monument reads: THE SPIRIT of the CONFEDERACY Erected by the
Robert E. Lee Chapter N. 186 U.D.C. January 1903 To all heroes of The South who fought for the principles of States Rights.
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Monument Committee: Julia H. Franklin; Maria C. Weems; Bettie P. Hutcheson; Stella J. Christian;
Ella H. Svdnor; Julia Huston; Marion S. Holt; Mary W. Beatty; Mable V. Smith; Mary E. Bryan; Margaret H. Foster


April 08, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Adopt-A-Highway Trash Cleanup Day
Photo 1 – Left to Right: TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp Chaplain John McCammon; Camp Surgeon Beck Stiner; Past Cmdr William " Bill" Smith; and, Camp Genealogist Sanford Reed. Participants not pictured included Lt Cmdr Mark Riser, Kenny Wright, Leon Steiner, and Richard Neely. [Photographer – Camp Cmdr George Foulds]
Photo 2 – Last to finish, Camp Cmdr George Foulds leisurely showing off his half sack of trash (as usual…LOL!).


April 6, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153, San Antonio
Frank Tejeda Middle School History Day

Photo 1 – Members ready to start the day teaching the true history of The South during the Frank Tejeda Middle School History Day on April 6th. Pictured (left to right) are: 3rd Lt Cmdr Dustin Seiler; Past Cmdr William "Bill" Smith; Mbr William "Bill" Manuel; Friends of the Camp Joyce Manuel, JoAnn Seiler and Phyllis Tausch; and, Adjutant Rodney Seiler.
Photo 2 – Member William "Bill" Manuel and Adjutant Rodney Seiler demonstrate the proper procedure for firing a cannon for the crowd.
Photo 3 –Past Cmdr William "Bill" Smith teaches the true story of the South to the crowd.


April 6, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Strawberry Festival Parade, Poteet
[IMAGE]Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp members aboard the camp’s float participated in the 72nd annual Strawberry Festival Parade in Poteet on April 6, 2019.
Photo 1 – Camp float loaded and ready to pull out into the Parade. Members on the float include TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp Chaplain John McCammon, Thomas Gomez, Betty Perkins, Henry Lewis, Camp Historian Leslie Perry, Paule Perry, Beck Steiner, James Pauling, Mike Reynolds, Katy Reynolds, Camp Cmdr George Foulds. [Not pictured but in attendance were Ed Chevalier, Nina Chevalier, Richard Neely, Judy Neely, and Camp Lt Cmdr Mark Rizer.]
Photo 2 – Underway on a drizzly day at the Strawberry Festival in Poteet, Texas.
Photo 3 – Poteet Strawberry Festival advertisement.
Photo 4 – Greeting the crowd as our float passes by.


April 6, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Gonzales High School NJROTC Awards Night

TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Chaplain John McCammon along with Camp 153 Cmdr George Foulds
presented SCV student awards to the Navy JROTC Cadets during the 2nd Annual Gonzales High School Military Ball.
Photo 1 – Cadet Adrian Rivera receives the Col Santos Benavides Heritage Award from Cmdr Foulds.
Photo 2 – Cadet Matthew Torres receives the Gen Robert E Lee Leadership Award from Cmdr Foulds.
Photo 3 – Cadet Kabel Faltisek receives the President Jefferson Davis Leadership Award from Cmdr Foulds as TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp Chaplain McCammon looks on.
Photo 4 – Cadet Denice Sanchez receives the H.L. Hunley Award from Cmdr Foulds right as TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp Chaplain McCammon looks on.


April 03, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153, San Antonio
Wrightsboro Cemetery Dedication Plaque

Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 permanently installs cemetery dedication sign at entrance to Wrightsboro Cemetery in Wrightsboro, TX on April 3, 2019.
Photo 1 – TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp Chaplain John McCammon
Photo 2 – Close-up of cemetery dedication sign
Photo 3 – Camp Cmdr George Foulds


March 30, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
40th Annual La Vernia Bluebonnet Parade, La Vernia

Photo 1 - Preparing the camp float for the Parade. TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp Chaplain John McCammon standing at back of the truck along with Cadet Cale Reid Cavarra standing back of the float. Photo 2 - 40th Annual La Vernia Bluebonnet Parade debutants smile for the camera.
Photo 3 - Float is ready to “show the flags”. Left to Right are Camp 153 Mbrs Henry Lewis & George Delbert Cheek, Color Sgt Robert "Bobby" Moore, Cadet Cale Reid Cavarra, TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp Chaplain John McCammon, and Camp Commander George Foulds.
Photo 4 - Ready to mount up on float and pull out into the Bluebonnet Parade. Left to Right are TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp Chaplain John McCammon, Cadet Cale Reid Cavarra, Paula Perry (standing on the float), Camp Historian Lesslie D. Perry, Camp Mbrs George "Bubba" Cheek & Henry Lewis and Color Sgt Bobby Moore.


March 25, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Confederate Iron Cross, McDade Cemetery, Bastrop County

TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Chaplain John McCammon and Camp 153 Cmdr George Foulds took time today to clean and paint the Confederate Iron Cross on the gravesite of PVT William R Clark, Co D, 46th GA Infantry. PVT Clark is the Great Great Grandfather of Gary Clark who is a member of the Col Isaac W Smith Camp #458 located in Portland, Oregon. Pictured in the photo is Camp 153 Cmdr George Foulds at PVT Clark’s gravesite following the painting of the Iron Cross; a fresh 1st National flag was placed at the grave as well. PVT William R CLARK enlisted at Cusseta, GA on 04MAR1862 and was taken POW at Egypt Station, MS on 28DEC1864. He was subsequently transferred to Military Prison, Alton, IL and then to Point Lookout, VA for exchange. He was paroled/discharged on 01MAY1865 at Greensboro, NC. His records also indicate that he was a “paroled prisoner, sick” in hospital on 09MAR1865.
God bless brave men such as Private Clark and God Bless the South!
Photo by TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Chaplain John McCammon.


March 23, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Medina County Grey’s Camp #2254, Hondo
Pioneer Days, Pearsall

Hood's Texas Brigade Camp and Medina County Grey's Camp participated in Pioneer Days in Pearsall teaching the true story of the Confederacy.
Demonstrations of black powder shooting and cannon firing were made throughout the day to the pleasure of the crowds in attendance.
Photo 1 – Ready for a day of fun and teaching the true history of the south. L to R: From Camp 153 – Adj Rodney Seller; Mbr Mike Reynolds; 3rd Lt Cmdr Dustin Seiler;
Color Sgt Bobby Moore; Mbr George Delbert Cheek; Cmdr George Foulds; and, from Camp 2254 – Cmdr Charles Thacker; Chaplain Johnny Davis; and Lt Cmdr James Pauling.
Photo #2 – The Trans-Mississippi Old Guard (TMOG) Presenting Arms while Pearsall H S AFJROTC Cadet Posts the Colors. (L to R): Camp 153 Color Sgt Robert
"Bobby" Moore; Camp 2254 Lt Cmdr James Pauling; Camp 153 3rd Lt Cmdr Dustin Seiler; Camp 153 Cmdr George P. Foulds; and, Camp 2254 Cmdr Charles Thacker.
Photo #3 – Camp 153 members showing the flags in the Bluebonnets are (L to R) 3rd Lt Cmdr Dustin Seiler and Adjutant Rodney Seiler.
Photo #4 – Troop Commanders take a moment to pose for the camera: Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153
Commander George P. Foulds (L), and Medina County Greys Camp #2254 Commander Charles Thacker (R).
Photo #5 – The TMOG demonstrate “Shooting a Black Powder Volley” to the crowd. (L to R) Camp 153 Color Sgt Bobby Moore, Camp 153 Mbr Bubba Cheek,
Camp 153 3rd Lt Cmdr Dustin Seiler, Camp 153 Cmdr George Foulds, Camp 2254 Cmdr Charles Thacker, Camp 153 Mbr & Captain of the
TMOG Mike Reynolds. Standing in the back looking on are Camp 2254 Lt Cmdr James Pauling and Camp 153 Historian Darryell Perry.
Photo #6 – Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Members. (L to R) Color Sgt Robert "Bobby" Moore,
TMOG Cpt Mike Reynolds, TMOG Sgt George Delbert "Bubba" Cheek; and, kneeling in front, Cmdr George P. Foulds.
Photo #7 – Camp #153 Troops at the end of a long and enjoyable day (L to R): Adjutant Rodney Seiler, Color Sgt Bobby Moore, Historian
Darryell Perry, 3rd Lt Cmdr Dustin Seiler, Mbr George "Bubba" Cheek, Mbr Mike Reynolds and, kneeling in front, Cmdr George P. Foulds.


March 16, 2019
Multiple Sixth Brigade Camps
Joint Ceremony Honoring Veterans
Wrightsboro Cemetery, Gonzales County
Members of five TexDiv Sixth Brigade Camps joined with Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 to honor and memorialize Soldiers of Honor interred at Wrightsboro Cemetery.
The soldiers honored included 64 Confederate Veterans and 2 Union Veterans. The cemetery is located just south of Wrightsboro & east of SH 108 on County Rd 118S.
Photo 1 - Entrance to the Wrightsboro Cemetery.
Photo 2 - Grave of Lt Leeroy Clay Wright (Santos Benavides 33rd Regiment, Texas Calvary), the 3rd Great Grand Father of Camp 153 Cmdr George P Foulds.
Photo 3 - TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp Chaplain John McCammon Opening the Ceremony.
Photo 4 - Elocutionists and Bag Pipe Player (Left to Right) Camp 1953 Cmdr Rusty Harris, Camp 2254 Cmdr Charles Thacker, Camp 977 Cmdr John Christensen, 6th BGE Cmdr Shelby Little, Camp 713 Cmdr Gary Cornett, Camp 153 Past Cmdr William "Bill" Smith, Camp 1838 Bag Piper William "Pipper Bill" Jones, and TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Chaplain John Mc Cammon Center Photo - Dedication sign that was placed permanently at the Wrightsboro Cemetery.
Photo 5 - Camp 153 Color Sgt Robert "Bobby" Moore plays Taps while Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Trans Mississippi Old Guard stands by to peform the musket volley.
Photo 6 - Presiding Officer of the Ceremony and TexDiv Chaplain & Camp 153 Mbr Sanford Reed.
Photo 7 - Cannon Crew fires a 3 shot cannon volly. Crew Members included Camp 153 Bill Manuel, Camp 153 Adj Rodney Seiler, Camp 153 Kenny Wright, and Camp 153 3rd Lt Cmdr Dustin Seiler.
Photo 8 - Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Trans Mississippi Old Guard perform a rifle salute to Honor the Heros. Left to Right are Bobby Moore -153, Bill Smith -153, John McCammon -153, Leslie Perry -153, Charles Thacker - 2254, Gary Cornett -713, Mark Riser -153, Bubba Cheek -153, and Captain of the Guard Mike Reynolds.
Photo 9 - The early bird work crew that set up the ceremony and had things ready for the late sleepers when they arrived included (Left to Right): Camp 153 Lt Cmd-153 Mark Riser, Camp 153 Mbr George Delbert Cheek, Camp 153 Color Sgt Robert "Bobby" Moore, and TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Chaplain John McCammon.


March 6, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Dawn at the Alamo Ceremony
On March 6th at 5:30 AM as dawn broke over the Alamo, Hood's Texas Brigade Camp # 153 took
part in ceremonies honoring fallen heroes of the Siege of the Alamo which took place 183 years ago.
Photo 1 – (L to R) Camp 153 Mbr George "Bubba" Cheek, Camp 153 Cmdr George Foulds, and
TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Chaplain John McCammon in front of the Alamo awaiting the ceremony.
Photo 2 - The wreath placed at the Alamo in honor of Camp 153 Cmdr George Foulds’ 4th Great Grandfather Andrew Jackson Kent of the “Immortal 32” from Gonzales, Texas
Photo 3 - Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 firing a musket volly to “Honor The Fallen of March 6, 1836”.
Photo 4 - Smoke lingers following the musket volley.


March 6, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Col A M Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi
Presentation at Gregory-Portland Middle School, Portland
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 San Antonio and Colonel A M Hobby Camp 713, Corpus Christi teamed up to
present a program on flags of the Civil War at Gregory-Portland Middle School in Portland on March 6, 2019.
(Left to Right) Camp 713 Cmdr Gary Cornett, Camp 713 Color Sergeant Thomas Gomez and Camp 153 Mbr George " Bubba" Cheek
explain various flags used by Confederate entities (armed force units, states, etc) to middle school students.
Photo by Camp 153 Cmdr George Foulds


March 3, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
8th Annual Run the Alamo Marathon, San Antonio
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 fired muskets as the Official Starting Shot for the 8th Annual “Run The Alamo”
Marathon in San Antonio in conjunction with the San Antonio Living History Assocation (SALH).
Photo 1- left to right: Camp 153 Mbr George "Bubba" Cheek, TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Chaplain John McCammon, and Gary Luinstra SALH Mbr.
Photo 2 - Waiting to fire the shot to start the marathon are (left to right) Camp #153 Mbr George “Bubba” Cheek,
SALH Mbr Scott Matte, and TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Chaplain John McCammon.
Photos by Camp 153 Cmdr George Foulds


March 2, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 San Antonio
A M Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi
Texas Flag Day Parade, Austin
Photo 1- Camp members waiting for the start of the Parade on a cool drizzly day.
Photo 2 - Float in staging area awaiting the start.
Photo 3 - Camp members in front of the Confederate Monument on the Texas State Capital Grounds.
Photo 4 - Camp Members in front of the Texas State Capital.
[Left to Right] Camp 153 Lt Cmdr Mark Riser, TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Chaplain John McCammon,
Camp 153 Cmdr George Foulds, Camp 713 Cmdr Gary Cornett and Camp 153 Mbr George "Bubba" Cheek.


February 21, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Presentation to Texas Lone Star Greys Camp, Cibolo
Camp genealogist, Sanford Reed, presents a program on Abraham Lincoln to the Texas Lone
Star Greys Camp #1953 (Schertz, TX) during their monthly meeting at Harmon’s BBQ in Cibolo, TX.


February 14, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
SCV Resolution Presentation

Friend of Camp, Mrs. Phyliss Tausch, was presented a framed Resolution designating her late husband, Egon R Tausch, as a distinguished member of the SCV.
Egon passed over the river to lay under the tree with his ancestors in August of 2018.
Commander George Foulds (l) and Chaplain John McCammon (r) made the presentation during Camp #153’s monthly meeting on 14 February 2019.


February 04, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp # 153 San Antonio
Adopt-a-Highway Work Day
Photo #1: Camp members after picking up trash.
Back Row (L-R): Brian Nolen, Lt Cmdr Mark Riser, Kenny Wright, Adjutant Rodney Seiler, Dale Tidwell, Genealogist Sanford Reed, and Chaplain John McCammon.
Front Row (L-R): Friend of the Camp Phyllis Tausch [standing] and 3rd Lt Cmdr Dustin Seiler [sitting]. Camp members gathered 18 sacks of roadside litter.
Photo #2:. Camp members ready to start the Trash pickup on the camp adopt a highway program.
Photos provided by Camp #153 Commander George P. Foulds


January 26, 2019
2nd Texas Frontier District Camp #1904, DeLeon
Thomas Oscar Moore Texas Historical Marker Dedication, Comanche

The 2nd Texas Frontier District Camp #1904 participated in the Official Texas Historical Marker Dedication
Ceremony for Thomas Oscar (T.O.) Moore (1842-1910) at the Comanche County Historical Museum.
Photo 1 – The T. O. Moore Cabin located at the Comanche County Historical Museum with THC markers in place dedicated to Confederate Veteran,
T.O. Moore (Co F, 7th Texas Volunteer Infantry) and to his sister, Mollie E Moore Davis (Texas Confederate Poet).
Photo 2 – Officials and family representatives unveiling the historical markers.
Photo 3 – Crowd gathered in front of cabin for ceremonies.
Photo 4 – Crown gathered in museum for reading of historical background regarding the markers and the lives of T.O. and Mollie Moore. Robert Helton,
Eddie Lee Cox, and Gene Skaggs posted the colors and led the attendants in the pledges to the U.S. flag, the Texas flag, and the Confederate flag.
Photo 5 – Members of 2nd Texas Frontier District Camp #1904. Also attending the ceremonies were TexDiv 1st Lt Cmdr
John McCammon (Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153) and Dickey Freeman, Adjutant of Hiram B Granbury Camp #427.
Photo 6 – Riflemen of Frontier District Camp Honor Guard pose following 21-musket salute to T.O. Moore.
Photo 7 – Brochure for ceremony. Thomas Oscar (T.O.) Moore was born in alexander, AL in 1842 and moved to southern Texas with his parents in 1855. He moved from Galveston to Comanche in 1876 with his wife, Sarah. T.O. enlisted in Co F, 7th Texas Vol Infantry, Granbury’s Brigade in 1861 and was captured 20FEB62 but escaped. According to his book, “Boys in Gray, 1861-1865”, he “was not wounded…. The company numbered 100 men, and at this writing only one comrade and myself are living. My Second Captain was killed by my side at the battle of Lovejoy Station, GA; [I] was offered the position of Lieutenant, but owing to bad health declined. [I] was in the battles of Port Hudson, Shiloh; Atlanta, GA; Lovejoy, GA; Jonesboro, and a number of small engagements” He was appointed postmaster of Mooresville (now Proctor) by President Grant and served as Comanche School Trustee and City Secretary. Known as COL Moore for his participation as leader of the Comanche County UCV in Texas, Moore fell dead at the Old Settlers’ reunion in Comanche as he was opening the evening program.


January 26, 2019
Captain J. L. Halbert Camp #359, Corsicana
Moonlight and Magnolia Ball, Corsicana
A wonderful evening was had by all who attended the Annual Moonlight and Magnolia Ball in Corsicana on January 26. The event was sponsored by the Captain J. L. Halbert Camp #359.
Many took advantage of formal photos to remember the evening. Southern dancing enjoyed by all and a delicious meal with too many desserts from which to choose.


January 19, 2019
COL John S (RIP) Ford Camp #2216, Harlingen
Washington Park, Brownsville

Members of Colonel John S (RIP) Ford Camp #2216 (Harlingen) commemorated Confederate Heroes Day at the Jefferson Davis Monument in Washington Park, Brownsville.
Speeches were made, Texas and CSA flags were flown, and honors were rendered, including a cannon salute. Well done!


January 19, 2019
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio

Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 celebrated Confederate Veterans Day as well as Robert E Lee & Stonewall Jackson
Birthdays by flagging Confederate heroes’ graves at the Confederate Cemetery located in San Antonio.
Braving the cold, blustery day to honor our Confederate ancestors were (Photo 4, L to R) Hood’s Camp Member
George “Bubba” Cheek, Camp Color Sergeant Bobby Moore, Camp Adjutant Rodney Seiler, and Camp 3rd Lt. Dustin Seiler.
Not pictured (behind the camera) was Camp Commander George Foulds.


January 15, 2019
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp # 153 San Antonio
Camp meeting and Induction of 2019 Camp Officers

Photo #1 - Changing of the Guard: Outgoing Camp Commander William "Bill" Smith (R) presents SCV
Camp Commander Medal to new Camp Commander George Foulds (L) following swearing in ceremony.
Photo # 2 - Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 Officers and Staff for 2019 (Left to Right): Historian Leslie D. Perry, Color Sergeant &
Quartermaster Robert " Bobby " Moore, 2nd Lt Cmdr Raymond Reeves, 3rd Lt Cmdr Dustin Seiler, Chaplain John McCammon, 1st Lt Cmdr Mark Riser, Cmdr
George Foulds, Adjutant Rodney Seiler, and Genealogist Sanford Reed. NOTE: Judge Advocate Jeffery Addicott was not available for photo.
Photo # 3 – Texas Division Chaplain Sanford Reed (L) presents Chaplain’s Meritorious Service Award to Texas Division Lt Cmdr
& Camp 153’s newly installed Chaplain John McCammon (C) while newly installed Camp Commander George Foulds (R) looks on.
Photo # 4 - Camp Historian Leslie D. Perry (L) presents Paula Perry (C) with a Camp Appreciation Award for her support and service while newly
installed Camp 153 Commander George Foulds (R) looks on. Photo # 5 - Hood's Texas Brigade Camp members enjoy the Camp meeting and good food.


January 12, 2019
Sul Ross Camp #1457,
Bryan Lee-Maury-Jackson Banquet

Members of the Sul Ross Camp 1457 met in conjunction with the L S Ross UDC Chapter 100 for the two organizations’ annual Lee-Maury-Jackson Banquet.
During the event, Camp Member & Former Texas Division Chief of Staff COL Dennis Beal (L) read the duties of camp officers and swore in 2d Lt Cmdr Lee Lance (C)
and Commander Bill Boyd for 2019. [Adjutant Henry Mayo and 1st Lt Cmdr Robert Marcotte were not present but will be sworn in at the next camp meeting.]
A fine meal was enjoyed by all followed by an interesting presentation on civilian clothes during the War of Northern Aggression.


December 24, 2018
Hoods Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Cookies for Volunteer Firemen, Bulverde

Cadet Cale Reid Cavarra delivered cookies to the Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Station #3 on Christmas Eve.
Firemen were all smiles over his generosity and thoughtfulness!
Cadet Cavarra exemplified the meaning of Christmas Spirit and True Southern Hospitality to these courageous men.
Photo by George P. Foulds, Lt Cmdr, Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153


December 21, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Camp Cadet Participates with School Flag Detail

Hood's Texas Brigade Camp Cadet Cale Reed Cavarra participates as a member of the flag detail hoisting and lowering the flags daily at San Antonio’s
Timber Wood Park Elementary School during the 2018 - 2019 School Year. These photos were taken on a rather blusterous December day with
winds that would challenge even the most experienced flag bearer but Cale was up to the task. Bravo Zulu, Cale, on a job well done!
Photos by Lt Cmdr George P. Foulds


December 20, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio TX
Dept of Family & Protective Services Toy Drive

(L-R): 3rd Lt Cmdr Mike Reynolds, CPS Coordinator Mary Lou Rendon, and Lt Cmdr George P Foulds
admire the 81 toys donated by the Camp to the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services Toy Drive.


December 15, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Merry on Main Night Christmas Parade, Pleasanton

Photo #1 – Cadet Cale Cavarra ready to go following preparation of the camp’s float.
Photo #2 – Hood's Camp 153 members assemble prior to boarding float; (L-R) Rodney Seiler, Cadet Cale Cavarra, Dustin Seiler and Kenny Wright.
Photo #3 – Members await the start of Pleasanton’s Merry on Main Night Parade.
Photo #4 – Hood's Camp 153 members pose with Old Saint Nick for a Confederate Christmas in South Texas.
Photos by George P. Foulds, Lt Cmdr, Camp #153


December 13, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 San Antonio
Adopt-A-Highway Trash Cleanup Day

Camp members picked up trash along the 2-mile stretch of highway recently adopted by the camp.
(L-R): Beck Steiner, Color Sgt. Bobby Moore, Leon Steiner, Knowles Atchison. Not pictured were Cmdr William "Bill" Smith, Chaplain Sanford Reed, and Kenny Wright (and his wife).
Thanks to all who came out on this cool blustery day sporting winds of 30 MPH with gusts to 40 at times.
Photo by George P. Foulds, Lt Cmdr, Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153


December 8, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Christmas in God’s Country Night Parade, Hondo
Photo #1 – Christmas in God's Country Logo
Photo #2 – Float is rigged and ready to go.
Photo #3 – Pulling out for the Parade.
Photo #4 – Underway in the “Christmas in God's Country” night parade in Hondo.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM HOOD’S TEXAS BRIGADE, CAMP #153!
George P. Foulds, Lt Cmdr, Camp 153


December 7, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Kendall County Sheriff Department, Boerne
Donating Comfort Bears

Lt Cmdr George Foulds (R) and 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon (L) are pictured with Kendall County Sheriff Department Admin Clerk Melody Hansen during
the Camp’s donation of over 6 dozen “Comfort Bears”. These bears will be used by Deputies to distribute to children experiencing highly stressful situations.


November 30, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Medina County Greys Camp #2254, Hondo
History of the Confederacy Program, Castroville
Photo #1: Camp 2254 Cmdr Charles Thacker (L) and Camp 153 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon (R) ready for group of home schooled students.
Photo #2: Camp 2254 Cmdr Charles Thacker (L) and Camp 153 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon (R) prepare for a shooting demonstration
Photo # 3: Camp 2254 Cmdr Charles Thacker (L) and Camp 153 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon (R) teaching the History of the South.
Photos by George P. Foulds, Camp 153 Lt Cmdr


November 24, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 San Antonio
Christmas in Comfort (TX) Lighted Night Parade
Photo #1 – Christmas in Comfort (TX) flyer
Photo #2 – Camp 153 Cadet Cale Cavarra visits with Santa and Mrs Claus before the parade starts.
Photo # 3 – Camp 153 members assemble for start of parade
Photo 4 – Camp 153 members enjoy some good conversation waiting for start of parade.
Photo 5 – Parade finally gets underway after dark.
Photo 6 – Camp members enjoy riding the float and receiving positive welcomes from parade spectators.
Photos by George P. Foulds; Lt Cmdr, Camp #153


November 16-18, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Col A M Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi
Civil War Weekend at Liendo Plantation, Hempstead
Photo #1- November 16 was designated “School Day” during the Civil War Weekend; Camp 153 members are shown greeting the first group of students and teachers of the day.
Photo #2 – (L to R): Camp 153 3d Lt Cmdr Mike Reynolds; A M Hobby Camp 713 Cmdr Gary Cornet;
and, Camp 153 member George "Bubba" Cheek pose with two students furing the Civil War weekend.
Photo #3 – Camp 153 members firing cannon volleys at a battle demonstration.
Photo #4 – Camp members relaxing after a day of living history for students at the Civil War Weekend.
Photo #5 – Camp Members pose for a photo in camp. (L to R): Camp 153 Color Sgt Bobby Moore; Camp 153 Mbr Levi Stroud;
Camp 713 Cmdr Gary Cornett; Camp 153 3d Lt Cmdr Mike Reynolds; and Camp 153 Mbrs George "Bubba Cheek & Pete Gunn
Photos by George P. Foulds, Camp #153


November 11, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Col A M Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi
Veteran's Day Parade; Fredricksburg, TX
Honoring all Veteran's in all Branches of our Military.
Photo 1 - Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153’s Trans Mississippi Old Guard Ready to lead the way at the 2018 Veterans Day Parade in Fredricksburg, Texas
Photo 2 - Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Members ready to go.
Photo 3 - Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Member George "Bubba" Cheek, TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon, and Col A M Hobby Camp 713 Cmdr Gary Cornet.
NOTE: We were also joined by the 6th Brigade Cmdr Shelby Little.
Photos by George P. Foulds, Camp 153


November 10, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Col Gustav Hoffman Camp #1838, New Braunfels
4th Annual Veteran's Day Parade, New Braunfels
Honoring All Veterans of all Branches of the Military. Thank you for your Service.
Photo 1- Hood's Texas Brigade Float ready to go
Photo 2- Camp members along with State Rep Kyle Beiderman, TexDiv Lt Cmdr John McCammon and
6th Brigade Cmdr Shelby Little await the start of the 4th annual Veterans Day Parade in New Braunfels, Texas.
Photo 3- Camp members awaiting the start of the parade
Photos by George P. Foulds, Camp 153


October 27-28, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 & Medina County Greys Camp 2254
Medina County Fair; Hondo, TX.

Photo #1= Morning of the 27th in camp getting ready for the day after a good night’s sleep.
Photo #2- (Left Rear) Camp Color Sgt. Bobby Moore, (Right Rear) TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon pose with Medina County Queen’s Court (Front Row).
Photos #3 & 4 - Members of Camp 153 have the float ready to go while awaiting the start of the Parade and Camp #2253 Medina County Greys members to arrive.
Photo #5 - Members of Camp 153 take some well-deserved R-&-R in camp after a long day at the fair.
They are shown “preparing” for one last rousing day of living history demonstrations before breaking camp for the trek home.
Photo #6 - Camp 153 Members along with the Cmdr Charles Thacker of Medina County Grays Camp 2254 putting a black powder firing display.
Photo #7 - On the Attack: Camp 153 Members (Left Rear) Color Sgt. Bobby Moore, (Right Rear) TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon pose with Medina County Queen’s Court.
Photos by Camp 153 Lt Cmdr George P. Foulds


October 13, 2018
Sul Ross Camp #1457, Bryan
Boonville Days Festival, Bryan
TexDiv 3d Lt Cmdr & Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Lee R Lance shakes hand with Michael L Lance, Sr Vice-Cmdr of the LCDR Edward Lea USN Camp No 2,
SUVCW, Houston, TX. While manning booths at the Boonville Days Festival in Bryan, the two men introduced themselves to each other and discovered
that they are 1st Cousins, 3x removed, whose ancestors came from Indiana! Although both had lived in the Houston area for more than 20 years,
they had ever met before – a modern day example of “Brothers Against Brothers” just like in The War Between the States!


October 13, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Floresville (TX) Peanut Festival Parade
Photo 1 (l to r): TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon, Camp Cadet Cale Cavarra,
Camp Member George "Bubba" Cheek and Camp Member Mark Riser pose by the float ready to roll.
Photo 2 (l to r): Camp Cadet Cale Cavarra and Camp Member George "Bubba" Cheek awaiting the start of the parade after an early morning getting the float ready.
Photo 3 (l to r): Camp Lt Cmdr George Foulds, Camp Cadet Cale Cavarra, Camp Member
George "Bubba" Cheek and Camp Member Mark Riser approve of the float before boarding it for the parade.
Photos provided by George P. Foulds, Lt Cmdr, Camp #153


October 6, 2018
Come and Take It Parade
Gonzales, Texas
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX; Colonel A M Hobby Camp # 713, Corpus Christi, TX
and Colonel Sidney Drake Jackman Camp #977, San Marcos, TX take part in the
“Come and Take It Parade” at Gonzales, Texas on 06OCT2018.
Photo 1 – Camp 153 Cadet Cale Cavarra strikes a pose before boarding the float.
Photo 2 – Members of the 3 camps pose awaiting start of the parade.
Photo 3 – Close up of the SCV float ready to “move out” into the parade.
Photo 4 – Cadet Cavarra after helping prepare the float for the parade.
Photos by George Foulds, Lt Cmdr, Camp #153


September 27, 2018
Sul Ross Camp #1457, Bryan
180th Birthday Celebration of BG L S Ross, CSA
Each year, the Sul Ross Camp #1457 celebrates the birth of their namesake, BG Lawrence Sullivan Ross, at its September meeting. This year marked the 180th anniversary of his birth and, ironically, the meeting occurred on the exact anniversary of his birth – September 27 – making this a very special occasion. The meeting room at Outback Steakhouse was packed with members and guests, two of whom requested applications to join the camp! Following an excellent presentation on “The Life and Times of Lawrence Sullivan Ross” by Charles Oliver of the BG Felix H Robertson Camp #129, Waco, the crowd enjoyed a slice of birthday cake before leaving for the night. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SULLY!


September 14, 2017
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Col Gustav Hoffman Camp #1838, New Braunfels
“Save The Alamo Cenataph” Press Conference, San Antonio

Camp 153 2d Lt Cmdr & TexDiv Lt Cmdr John McCammon; Camp 153 member George Foulds; and, Camp 1838 member Chris Lancaster
attend Press Conference at Alamo Plaza for “Save the Alamo Cenotaph” hosted by Texas Representative Kyle Biederman (at the podium).


September 13, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Highway Trash Pickup
Photo #1 (L – R): [Front Row] Beck Stiner; Color Sgt Bobby Moore; TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon; and George Delbert "Bubba" Cheek.
[Back Row] Michael Parson (Property Manager at The Vineyard Mall who lets us park for the cleanup);
Mark Riser; Richard Neely; Camp Cmdr William "Bill" Smith; and, Camp Chaplain Leon Stiner.
Not pictured is TexDiv Chaplain Sanford Reed who drove the trash collection truck.
Photo 2: The end result of the day's pickup. Good for another 3 months.
Photographer – George Foulds (not pictured).


September 8, 2018
Texas Division Executive Council Meeting, San Antonio
Presentation of Lt Gen Stephen Dill Lee Award
Bill Boyd (l) Sul Ross Camp 1457 Commander & Texas Division Chief of Staff presents the Lt Gen Stephen Dill Lee Award statuette to Mr David Vandenberg, esq (r)
on 08SEP during the Texas Division Executive Council meeting. The award recognizes David’s legal contributions to Heritage Defense in the cases of removal of monuments
from Littlefield Fountain Plaza in Austin, Travis Park in San Antonio, and the Robert E Lee Park in Dallas.



September 05, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153
Modlin Family Members Recognized
L to R) Cadet Ken Modlin, Member John Modlin, and Cadet Jake Modlin. John was awarded the “Advance the Colors”
certificate for displaying battle flags in Dubai, UAE (see photo posted April 14, 2018). His sons were inducted into Camp 153 as the newest cadets.
Welcome aboard Ken and Jake! Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153 and the Texas Division, SCV
look forward to your returning to San Antonio upon completion of your assignment in the UAE!


September 01, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Hill Country Camp #1938, Kerrville/Fredericksburg
Experience Bandera and Labor Day Parade, Bandera

Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 San Antonio of the 6th Brigade, working with the Hill Country Camp 1938 Kerrville/Fredericksburg of the 2nd Brigade took First
Place in the 2018 Experience Bandera and Labor Day Parade on Saturday, September 1, 2018 Photo 1 – Members of Camp 153 that showed up early to prepare the float
(L – R): Cadet Cale Cavarra, Darryel Perry, Camp Chaplain Leon Steiner, George "Bubba" Cheek, Camp 3rd Lt Cmdr Mike Reynolds, and Beck Steiner
Photo 2 – Members from Camps 153 and 1938 who rode on the float and made our parade participation a success.
A special thanks to all the wives who also participated and kept the men in line.
Photo 3 – (L – R): 2dd Brigade Cmdr & Hill Country Camp 1938 Adjutant Don Taylor and 6th Brigade Cmdr & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Lt Cmdr
George Foulds proudly display the first place blue ribbon. An example of what can be accomplished when camps and brigades work together!
Photo 4 – Close up of the First Place Blue Ribbon won through the work of many working together to achieve a common goal.
TexDiv CONGRATULATES BOTH CAMPS ON A JOB WELL DONE!


August 30, 2018
A.M. Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi
15-Year Anniversary Meeting

Photo 1 – TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon (L) presents a Division Chaplain Meritorious
Service Award certificate to A M Hobby Camp 713’s Chaplain Jim Mathews for supporting the spiritual needs of his camp members.
Photo 2 – (L-R) 6th Brigade Cmdr & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Lt. Cmdr George Foulds; A M Hobby Camp 713 Adjutant Mark Phillips;
and, A M Hobby Camp 713 Commander Gary Cornett pose alongside the cake during the camp’s monthly meeting and 15th Anniversary Celebration.
TEXAS DIVISION CONGRATULATES THE A.M. HOBBY CAMP #713 ON THIS HISTORIC MILESTONE!


July 01 2017 - August 25, August 2018
Sul Ross Camp 1457, Bryan
Ebenezer Cemetery Restoration Project
Sul Ross Camp Commander Bill Boyd was joined by Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Lee Lance and members Mike Smith, Dan Wood and Adrian Lara
in restoring the Ebenezer Cemetery located just north of Kurten in Brazos County. Following the discovery of 19 unmarked graves, camp member
Dan Hilliard [not pictured] fabricated and painted 20 white crosses made of 1 x 2 c-channel steel.Beginning with an initial defoliation of the area
(youpon with some poison ivy) in July 2017, the crew cut and removed a pile of brush to a safe location for a future burn. Another application
of defoliant was applied to brush following revelation of several marked graves and indications of unmarked graves as well. Then, in November
and December 2017, they returned to continue removal of unwanted vegetation. In August 2018, the final cleanup was made and white crosses
were placed at each previously unmarked grave, giving the cemetery a total of 26 marked graves now. Congratulations to a job well done!
Photos by Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Lee Lance [not pictured]


August 18, 2018
Judge Roy Bean Camp #2259, Iraan
NEW CAMP CHARTERED in 2nd BRIGADE

A new camp, Judge Roy Bean Camp #2298, was welcomed into the SCV, Texas Division, and 2nd Brigade on Saturday, 18 August 2018 in Iraan, TX.
The event included a nice meal served to the many families, friends, and SCV compatriots attending from around the state. TexDiv Cmdr David McMahon presented
the charter and camp officers were sworn in by 2nd Brigade Cmdr Don Taylor. The camp consists of six members transferring from the Midland Camp with three new members.
The new members were sworn in by TexDiv Cmdr McMahon and Camp Chaplain Dave Crowder. Special guest Mike Parker (aka Judge Roy Bean) “presided” over his namesake
camp’s ceremony before administering a special Judge Roy Bean Pledge to the Iraan camp members. Stu Carter and Bob Hazelwood presented commemorative photos of Miss
Lillie Langtry to Division and Brigade officers who participated. The ceremony was concluded with a rifle and bugle salute from the Trans-Mississippi Old Guard
(members from the San Antonio area) and everyone singing “Dixie”. (L-R in Photo) Chaplain Dave Crowder, New Mbr Evans Turpin, Mbr Travis Carter, New Mbr Richard Stone,
Guest Mike Parker (Camp #1613, aka “Judge Roy Bean”), Commander Stu Carter, 1st Lt Cmdr David Disselhorst, 2d Lt Cmdr Ron Abner, New Mbr Cody Cagle, and Adjutant Bob Hazelwood
TEXAS DIVISION WELCOMES OUR NEWEST CAMP!
DEO VINDICE!


August 18, 2018
Trans-Mississippi Old Guard, San Antonio
Dedication of Judge Roy Bean Camp #2298, Iraan
The Trans-Mississippi Old Guard of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 traveled to Iraan to participate in the Dedication of the newly formed Judge Roy Bean Camp #2298 of the 2nd Brigade.
(L to R): Leslie D. Perry, Camp 153; Charles Thacker, Cmdr Camp 2254; George Foulds, 6th Brigade Cmdr & Lt Cmdr Camp 153; Mark G. Riser, Camp 153; John McCammon, TexDiv Lt Cmdr & 2d Lt Cmdr Camp 153; William "Bill" Smith, Cmdr Camp 153; Sanford Reed, TexDiv Chaplain, Camp 153; Bobby Moore, Color Sgt Camp 153; and George Delbert "Bubba" Cheek, Camp 153.


August 14, 2018
Medina Grey’s Camp 2254, Hondo, TX
Guardian Certificate Presentation
6th Brigade Cmdr & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Lt. Cmdr George Foulds (R) presented Median Greys Camp 2254 Cmdr Charles Thacker with a Guardian Certificate in recognition of his personal dedication to upkeep CSA Veteran gravesite(s) (C); looking on is Camp 2254 Chaplain Johnny Davis (L).


August 7, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Special Awards Ceremony
Cadet Cale Reid Cavarra of Hood's Texas Brigade Camp # 153 was awarded the SCV Commendation Medal furing the National Reunion in Franklin, TN on July 21.
Cale was the only Cadet to be awarded a National Award at the Reunion out of the 171 cadet members within the entire SCV.
Camp #153 is very proud of Cadet Cavarra. The award was presented to him during a special award ceremony at the Camp’s August 7 meeting.
CONGRATULATIONS CADET CAVARRA FROM THE ENTIRE DIVISION!


August 2, 2018
Colonel John S. Rip Ford Camp # 2216, Harlingen
Sixth Anniversary Celebration

Congratulations to Camp 2216 and its members on the occasion of their sixth anniversary as a registered SCV camp.
They are also recognized as the Southernmost Camp within the Texas Division and the continental US!


August 2, 2018
Colonel John S. Rip Ford Camp # 2216, Harlingen
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Camp 2216 Awards Ceremony
Camp Adjutant Bruce Kidd (L) receives a Texas Bronze Cross for Meritorious Service; and Camp Commander Ruben Cordova (R) receives a Texas Silver Cross for Meritorious Service.
These awards were presented by 6th Brigade Cmdr & Hood's Texas Brigade Camp 153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds (C)
in recognition of these two Compatriots’ outstanding service to the 6th Brigade, the Texas Division and the SCV.

Texas Division Lt. Cmdr and Camp 153 2nd Lt. Cmdr John McCammon (L) and 6th Brigade Cmdr & Camp 153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds
recognize Camp 2216 Chaplain Charles Graff with the Chaplain Meritorious Service award. Due to Chaplain Graff’s poor health, he was unable to attend the ceremony;
therefore, the award was received on his behalf by Camp 2216 Adjutant Bruce Kidd (C).


July 31, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Texas Highway Clean-Up Activity



Despite the heat and humidity, these hearty Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 souls tackled roadside clean-up of their adopted 2-mile stretch of Texas
highways. What a load of garbage they gathered in the process! Hopefully, one of these days, travelers will abide with the TxDOT slogan
– "Don’t Mess with Texas (highways)”. Until then, Hood’s will continue to contribute their fair share to keeping Texas beautiful!


July 28, 2018
CONFEDERATE MEDAL OF HONOR CEREMONY
Honoring Color Sergeant George A Branard,
1st Texas Infantry Regiment, Hood’s Texas Brigade,
Army of Northern Virginia, CSA
Civil War Museum, Fort Worth, TX
On July 28, 2018, the presentation of the CSA Medal of Honor to Color Sergeant George A Branard (who bravely carried Hood’s Texas Brigade flag during the Battle of Gettysburg)
took place at the Civil War Museum in Fort Worth as a result of a two-year project lead by Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153’s Past Commander Joe Owen.
The camp wishes to extend special thanks to him and to 3d Brigade Commander Calvin Allen as well as all the Compatriots who attended this ceremony.
Photo #1 – Framed Medal of Honor with accompanying citations which will remain on display in the Civil War Museum in Fort Worth, Texas for all to see.
Photo #2 – Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153’s Tran-Mississippi Old Guard with Dr Henry Branard Bowman, the Great Grandson of Color Sgt Branard.
Photo #3 – Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp Commander & event Master of Ceremonies William “Bill” Smith (L); and, Texas Division Chaplain & Camp member Sanford Reed.
Photo #4 – Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp Past Commander & event organizer Joe Owen giving the biography of Color Sgt George A Branard.
Photo #5 (L-R) – Dr Henry Branard Bowman, Great Grandson of Color Sgt George A Branard; 6th Brigade Commander & Lt Cmdr Camp 153, George Foulds;
and Past Commander Camp 153 & lead organizer of the event, Joe Owen pose with Medal of Honor display.
Read about Color Sgt Branard’s Courage Under Fire Here….



July 27, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, TX; Texas Div, SCV
Col. Isaac W. Smith Camp #458, Portland, OR; Pacific Northwest Div, SCV
Confederate Iron Cross Dedication – William R Clark, PVT, Co D, 46th GA Infantry
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 set a Confederate Iron Cross on the gravesite of PVT William R Clark, Co D, 46th GA Infantry located in the McDade Cemetery in
Bastrop County, TX. TexDiv Lt Cmdr & Camp 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon and 6th Brigade Commander & Camp Lt Cmdr George Foulds met with PVT Clark’s Great Great
Grandson at the 2018 SCV National Reunion in Franklin, TN. They arranged to host him and dedicate the Cross in honor of his ancestor soldier at the cemetery.
Gary Clark is a member of the Col Isaac W Smith Camp #458 out of Portland, Oregon within the Pacific Northwest Division of the SCV.
However, Gary lives in Washington state from whence he traveled to Texas for this special event following the reunion.
Pictured (L-R) are Gary Clark and John McCammon at William R Clark’s gravesite in McDade, TX. As noted, Private Clark enlisted at Cusseta, GA on 04MAR62 and
was taken POW at Egypt Station, MS on 28DEC1864. He was transferred to Military Prison, Alton, IL then to Point Lookout, VA for exchange.
He was paroled/discharged on 01MAY65 at Greensboro, NC. His records also indicate that he was a “paroled prisoner, sick” in hospital on 09MAR65.
God bless brave men such as Private Clark and God bless the South!
Photo by George Foulds, 6th Bge Cmdr & Camp 153 Lt Cmdr


July 26, 2018
Col Gustav Hoffman Camp #1838, New Braunfels
Award Presentation Ceremony

6th Brigade Commander & Lt Cmdr of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153 George Foulds (L) and Texas Division Lt Commander & 2d Lt. Cmdr of Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp 153 John McCammon (R) present Camp 1838 Chaplain William T Jones with the SCV Commendation Medal for his service to the SCV. Well done, Chaplain Jones!


July 20, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade #153, San Antonio
SCV National Reunion, Franklin, TN
(L-R) TexDiv Lt Commander & Camp #153 2d Lt Commander John McCammon; and, 6th Brigade Commander & Camp #153 1st Lt Commander George Foulds
enjoy a leisurely pose with the SCV race car during the reunion. Rumor has it, the title of this photo is “Two Hood’s on a hood!”


July 14, 2018
6th Brigade Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
2d Brigade Hill Country Camp #1938, Fredericksburg
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153 of the 6th Brigade from San Antonio, Texas. Team up with the 2nd Brigade Hill Country Camp #1938 from Fredericksburg, Texas.
At the Center Point, Texas Parade July 14, 2018
Photo by George P. Foulds, 6th Brigade Commander


July 05, 2018
Col John S. "Rip" Ford Camp #2216, Harlingen
New Member Ceremony
Commander Ruben Cordova (L) and Adjutant Bruce Kidd (R) swear in newest camp Member Shane Silvers (C) during the July camp meeting at Texas Elk’s Lodge, Harlingen.
Photo by 6th Bge Cmdr George P. Foulds


July 04, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Col Gustav Hoffman Camp #1838, New Braunfels
Startzville 4th of July Parade
Top Photo: Participating members pose for the camera – Brian Lee Nolen #1838, Wilferd Schlather #1838, Bobby Moore #153, David Koihlenberg #1838, Phillip Loveday #1838, J.R. Estill #1838, James and Jullian Jones #1838, George “Bubba” Cheek #153, Garret Meyer #153, Lorna Cheek #153, Mark Riser #153, John McCammon #153, George Foulds #153.
Bottom Photo – Float awaiting start of parade.
Inset – 6th Brigade Commander & Camp #153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds receiving 3d Place Award for the camps’ float.
Congrats to all who made this a successful event!


June 29, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, Texas
Adopt-A-Highway
Camp 153 joins TXDOT Adopt a Highway Program on one of the most traveled highways in the San Antonio area.
Camp 153 challenges other Texas Division camps to do the same!
Photo by George P. Foulds, Texas Division 6th Brigade Commander, Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 Lt. Commander


June 23, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, TX
Hood’s Texas Brigade assists First Brigade personnel in dedicating the South Plains Marker.
The ceremony also honors the service of Private Willis Dee Mohon, 22d Alabama Infantry, CSA, buried in Lubbock Cemetery.
Photo by George Foulds, 6th Brigade Commander


June 23, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Colonel Sidney Drak Jackmen Camp #977, San Marcos
64th Luling (TX) Watermelon Parade

Photo 1 – Float prepared for the Watermelon Parade.
Photo 2 (l to r) – Camp #153 Mbr George "Bubba" Cheek, Camp #997 Cmdr John Christensen along with Camp #977 Friends who helped with the float set up.
Photos by George Foulds, 6th Brigade Cmdr.


June 21, 2018
Texas Lone Star Greys Camp #1953, Schertz
Award Ceremony
TexDiv Lt Cmdr & 2d Lt Cmdr Hood’s Brigade Camp #153 John McCammon (c) presents Tex Div Silver Crosses for
Meritorious Service to 92-year-old WWII Vet & Camp #1953 Adjutant Don Lawrence (l) and Camp #1953 Commander Rusty Harris (r)
during ceremonies at the unit’s June meeting. Congratulations to both men for a job well done!
(Photo by 6th Bde Cmdr & Camp #153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds)


June 16, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
A M Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi
Co K, 6th Texas (Alamo Rifles) Reenactors, San Antonio
Berges Fest Parade Boerne, Texas
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio, and AM Hobby Camp #713, Corpus Christi, team up with the 6th
Texas Co K Reenactors, San Antonio, to represent our Southern Heritage and Ancestors in the Berges Fest Parade.
Photo #1 (L to R): Camp #713 Cmdr Gary Cornett; Camp #153 mbr Beck Steiner; 6th Texas Co K mbrs Ian Straus and Fred & Zack Chapman
[portraying token Yankee POWs!]; Camp #153 3rd Lt Cmdr Mike Reynolds; and, Camp #153 mbr George "Bubba" Cheek.
Photo #2 - Camp #153 parade float being prepped for start of the Berges Fest parade.
Photo #3 – (L to R): Camp #713 Cmdr Gary Cornett; Camp #153 Color SGT Bobby Moore; and, Camp #153 mbr George "Bubba" Cheek.
Photo #4 – (Front Row L to R): Camp 153 3d Lt Cmdr Mike Reynolds; 6th TX Co K Levi Straus; Camp #153 mbrs George "Bubba" Cheek & Anthony Villafranca;
6th TX Co K mbrs Fred & Zack Chapman; and, Camp #153 Color SGT Bobby Moore. (Back Row L to R): 6th TX Co K mbr Ian Straus;
Camp #153 mbr Mark Riser; Camp #713 Cmdr Gary Cornett; and, 6th TX Co K mbrs Todd & Phil McBride


June 09, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Medina Greys Camp #2254, Hondo
2018 Texas Division Reunion, Nacogdoches

Photo # 1 (Left to Right) 6th Brigade Commander & Camp #153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds; Camp #2254 Commander Charles Thacker;
and Texas Division Lt Cmdr & Hoods Texas Brigade Camp #153 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon.
Photo #2 (CW from Left) Texas Division Chaplain & Camp #153 Genealogist Sanford Reed; Texas Division Lt. Commander & Camp #153
2d Lt Cmdr John Mccammon accompanied by his lovely wife Darrah; and, Camp #2254 Commander Charles Thacker.
[Photos provided by 6th BGE Cmdr George Foulds]


June 04,2018
Col John S “RIP” Ford Camp #2216, Harlingen
Rio Hondo High School AFJROTC Awards
Col John S “RIP” Ford Camp #2216 Commander Ruben Cordova (l) and Adjutant Bruce Kidd (r)
present the H L Hunley Award to Cadet Major John D Castillo at Rio Hondo High School during AFJROTC awards ceremony.


June 02, 2018
Col John S “RIP” Ford Camp #2216
Palmetto Ranch Battlefield Marker, near Brownsville, TX
Top Photo L to R): Camp member Fred Middleton, Adjutant Bruce Kidd and Commander Ruben Cordova check out the THC marker at Palmetto Hill for a memorable historical opportunity.
They invite one and all to experience the historical sites of the Rio Grande Valley’s Civil War Trail. Read about them here: http://www.utrgv.edu/civilwar-trail/ and here http://www.texashighways.com/history/item/7945-forgotten-conflict-texas-rio-grand-valley-civil-war-trail and, for a map, click here http://www.utrgv.edu/civilwar-trail/civil-war-trail/index.htm


June 02, 2018
Maj George W Littlefield Camp #59 (Austin)
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 (San Antonio)
Oakwood Confederate Cemetery, Austin
Maj George W Littlefield Camp #59 hosted Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153 in a joint remembrance of
President Jefferson Davis and Maj Littlefield as they dedicated a new Memorial Bench in the Oakwood Confederate Cemetery.
Camp #59 had previously sponsored the placement of the Confederate Memorial in the cemetery prior to sponsoring the accompanying Memorial Bench.
Photo 1 – In attendance from Camp #153 were Texas Division Lt Cmdr & Camp 2d Lt Cmdr John McCammon,
6th Brigade 2d Lt Cmdr & Camp Lt Cmdr George Foulds, and Camp member George “Bubba” Cheeks.
Attending from Camp #59 were Camp Commander Marshall Davis, Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Robert Anderson, Camp Chaplain Carl Crowther and members Don Evans and H.W. Irby.
Photo 2 – Camp 2d Lt Cmdr Robert Anderson (l) and Chaplain Robert Crowther (r) entertained the group with some good old Southern music.
Photos by George Foulds, Camp #153


May 28, 2018
Kerr County, Texas Courthouse Memorial Day Ceremony




Hill Country Camp #1938 color guard, the Lone Star Rifles, provided the musket salute at the end of the Kerr County, Texas courthouse Memorial Day ceremony.
From L-R are Ted Conerly, Don Taylor, Dan Maxwell, Dr. Stephen Short, and James Maxwell. John Tittle,
LSR bugler, followed with “Taps”. Earlier in the day, the LSR posted the colors at the local VA cemetery ceremony.
The -1 and -2 photos were courtesy of the Kerrville Daily Times


May 28, 2018
John S “RIP” Ford Camp 2216, Harlingen
20TH Memorial Day Veterans Silent March
Brownsville, TX
Commander Ruben Cordova (C), 2nd Lt Chris Brush (R), Adjutant Bruce Kidd (Far R) and Compatriot Fred Middleton (L)
participated in the 20th annual Veterans Silent March at Veterans Memorial Park, Brownsville.


May 26, 2018
Hood's Texas Brigade Camp #153
Alamo City Guards Camp #1325
Onion House Living History Event, Leon Valley, TX
Photo #1 (L to R): Camp 1325 Mbr Dustin Seiler, Camp 1325 Commander David Calander, Camp 1325 Lt Cmdr Raymond Reeves,
Camp 153 Mbr George "Bubba" Cheek, Camp 1325 Past Cmdr Russ Lane, Camp 1325 Adjutant Rodney Seiler & (front center) Camp 153 Cadet Cale Cavarra.
Photo #2: 6th Brigade 2d Lt Cmdr & Camp 153 Lt Cmdr George Foulds poses with Camp 153 Cadet Cale Cavarra in front of restored stage coach.
Photos provided by 6th Brigade 2d Lt Cmdr George Foulds.


May 24, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
Judson High School AFJROTC Awards Ceremony

Commander William "Bill" Smith presents the Horace L Hunley Award to AFJROTC Cadet Staff Sergeant Sidney Silva.
[Photo by 6th Brigade 2d Lt Cmdr George Foulds]


May 23, 2018
Hood’s Texas Brigade Camp #153, San Antonio
William Howard Taft High School Awards Ceremony

Hood's Texas Brigade Camp member Mark Riser presents the HL Hunley Award to Cadet Staff Sergeant Jesse Medina of Taft HS’s 882d Air Force JROTC unit.