January 16 was the Lee Jackson Banquet with the East MS Greys in Forest, MS. The main speaker was SCV National Lt Commander Paul Grambling. Marty McAlilly presented him with a small 1G patch. Marty McAlilly and Billy Bryant also presented Michael Putnam with a promotion to Corporal Dismounted in the Mechanized Cavalry. Chris Bryant and Bill Hinson introduced themselves in their running for 4th Brigade Commander in the upcoming elections. The memorial to Lee and Jackson was moving. It was a fine evening with great fellowship.