The Alabama Division 2016 Reunion was held in Cullman on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Nine Prattville Dragoons represented the camp and all Division business was handled in a professional and vigilant manner. Representing the Dragoons were 1st Lt. Commander Harold Grooms, 2nd Lt. Commander George Jenks, Adjutant Wayne Sutherland, Karl Wade, Bill Myrick, Daniel Killingsworth, Tyrone Crowley, Ryan King and Larry Spears.
This was an election year and new leadership was elected by acclimation. New Division Commander is Jimmy Hill, Division 1st Lt. Commander is Carl Jones and the 2nd Lt. Commander is Randall Hughey. There were no proposed amendments so the meeting consisted mainly of reports from the officers and other routine business.
The Thomas H. Denney Camp of Cullman did a first class job hosting the Reunion and all planned activities including the Friday night Commander’s Reception, the Saturday business session and the Saturday night banquet were smoothly executed. Our thanks and congratulations to the Denney Camp.
A special congratulations for Dragoons Communications Officer Larry Spears who most deservedly was awarded Compatriot of the Year. Larry was formerly Chief of Staff for the Division and still serves as Chairman of the I-65 Flag Committee, largely owning maintenance of the site including raising and lowering the flag based on inclimate weather. Larry is active in the cemetery Guardian program caring for numerous local historical cemeteries. Larry is an extremely active leader of the Dragoons participating in all camp activities including serving in the critical Communications Officer role.
|Dragoons in Attendance (not pictured Ryan King)|
|Head Table with (Past) Commander Gary Carlisle Addressing the Convention|
|New Division Commander Jimmy Hill|