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Capt. John T. Lesley Camp #1282

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Camp Officers & Brigade Commander

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Camp Commander

Cmdr. James B. Hayward

Commander was born 1930 in Plant City, Florida.   A veteran of the 11th Airborn Division during the Korean War, Cmdr. Hayward retired from the US Army as a CWO 4. He attained an Associate Degree from Florida Central College in 1960. A Master Mason of the Blue Lodge, Cmdr. Hayward is also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of Union Veterans and the Military Order of the Stars & Bars. He has been a member of the SCV since 1985 and the Commander of the Lesley Camp for the last 12 years.  He has an extensive Confederate genealogy library and is known as a master recruiter for the SCV. Cmdr. Hayward is the descendant of Private John Wesley Hawkins of Co B 1st Battalion, Florida Special Cavalry during the War For Southern Independence. Besides Private Hawkins, Cmdr. Hayward documents 26 other Confederate veterans.  Commander Hayward is the "Grand Old Man" of the Camp, an irreplaceable asset, and a true Southern gentleman.


Adjutant , a resident of Florida for more than fifteen years, previously from the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1980 he became a member of the National Society of Professional Resident Managers. His Confederate foundations are firm in North Carolina and Tennessee. Having served in the U.S. Army, he is a recipient of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Sons of the American Revolution Vietnam War Service Medals. He also holds membership in The Military Order of the Stars and Bars, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States, and several other hereditary societies. Adjutant Tetrick; a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and Vietnam Veterans of America; joined the SCV on the merits of Captain Marcus J. Bearden, A.Q.M., Field and Staff - Fifty-Eighth Regiment, North Carolina Infantry. Captain Bearden is just one of the ongoing list of Adjutant Tetricks ancestors, now numbering nineteen, that fought in the War Between the States.

Dwight Tetrick

1st Lt. Commander

1st. Lt. Cmdr. , is a past adjutant and is past editor of the newsletter, The Fort Brooke Record. He was born in 1947 in Pensacola, Florida and has a B.A. degree from the University of West Florida with two years of study in graduate Psychology. President of the Florida based Heritage defense organization, Preserving Our Heritage, Inc., is on the board of directors of the Florida League of the South, and is a past commander of the William I. Turner Chapter 161 of the Military Order of the Stars & Bars. Lambert is a farmer (beekeeper) by avocation. and is president of the Tampa Bay Beekeepers Association (1999-2001).  He is a member of the Ballast Point Baptist Church where he is serves as an ordained deacon and teaches the Senior Men's Sunday School Class.  Lt. Cmdr. Lambert joined the SCV in 1990 on the merits of the service of his g-grandfather Private Marion D. Lambert, who served under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest in Co. G of the 7th Alabama Cavalry.  Two other direct ancestors served with Alabama units.  They were 1st Lt. John Burns of the 5th Alabama Infantry and Pvt. John Hollingshead of the 23rd Alabama Infantry.  Lt. Burns served in the Army of Northern Virginia and Pvt. Hollingshead died of disease in Tennessee in 1863.

1st Lt. Commander
Marion D. Lambert

2nd Lt. Commander

2nd Lt. Cmdr.
Michael Herring

Born 1951 in Lakeland, Florida, 2nd Lt. Commander Herring has been a resident of Hillsborough County for his entire life. After graduating from H. B. Plant High School in 1969, he was employed by Seaboard Coastline Railroad and is today a career employee of CSX Transportation. A member of the League of the South, Preserving Our Heritage, Inc., and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Mike also finds time for umpiring football and is a member of the West Coast Officials Association. He joined the Lesley Camp in 1995 and is today the captain of the prestigious Lesley Camp Colour Guard and is the official keeper of the Camp Store. He joined the Sons of Confederate Veterans on the merits of his forefather Pvt. John Everett Herring, Co. G 3rd Florida Infantry.  Mike's philosophy on his involvement was stated best by Edmund Burke..."The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing".

3rd Lt. Commander

Richard Warner

Our newsletter editor, Mr. Rich Warner, even though a relatively new member of our camp, is a learned man in regards to Confederate history.  A few years after his birth in 1953 in Greensboro, North Carolina his family moved to Maryland and then in 1960 they moved to Dunedin where he attended Dunedin Schools. After another move to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Rich graduated from Great Valley High School in Exton, Pennsylvania.

From an early age, Rich was impressed with the importance of his Southern roots. Although he attended many schools, while his family followed the engineering career of his father, it was always impressed on him that he really was a true Southerner. For this his mother gets the lion’s share of the credit. But even the knowledge that his father’s side of the family, while living in the Chicago area at the time of the War, were diehard Copperheads made an impression on Rich. The Lincoln government closed down the newspaper which Rich’s direct forefather was the editor.

Today, Rich is a pilot with 18,000 hours flying time with Delta Airlines. He has BS degrees in Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Although he is “on duty” with Delta 16 days of each month he is careful to see that his schedule accommodates his duties with the camp.



Calvin T. Martin

Calvin was born Sept 24, 1945 in Glasgow, W.Va., the only son, along with three sisters, of George and Velma (Elswick) Martin. The Martins are of Revolutionary War fame (GGGG Grandfather John ); at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, Va. ( GGG Grandfather Job ). They were some of the first settlers in western Virginia (W. Va.) , trapping beaver with Daniel Boone. Loyal to their state of Virginia they joined Thurmonds Partisan Rangers during the War Between the States (G Grandfather Nathan and his brother, John); fought in the Spanish American War; fought the Germans in WWI and II and then Calvin did his part with the US Air Force ('64 - '68) during the Viet Nam Conflict.
     Calvin graduated form Nazarene Bible College in 1979 with an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies and Trevecca Nazarene University in 1991 with a BS Degree in Management of Human Resources. Calvin is an accomplished trumpeter (All-State Band '62 - '64, W.Va.), US Air Force Drum & Bugle Corps '65. Calvin was also an allstar athlete (baseball and basketball). Calvin has been an elder in the Church of the Nazarene since '84 having pastored churches in AL, TX, WV, TN, and FL.
     Calvin is married to Sharon K. (Lovejoy) '68, with two wonderful children, Calvin II (' 74 ) and Rebecca (' 81 ), one grand daughter, Savannah (' 96) by Calvin II and Heather (Lawrence, Irish-American , of course).
     Calvin joined the Sons of Confederate Veterans in 1981 while in TX. Calvin loves leading in the singing of Dixie and gets teary-eyed when he sees our flag  flying in the breeze. 

Judge Advocate

Judge Advocate   is the immediate past Adjutant and before that served as the 1st Lt. Commander. His Southern roots are deep in the Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks. A graduate of the University of Missouri at Rolla, Dr. Crane did his doctorate work at Auburn University where he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Currently he is a full time university professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Crane is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution as well as the Military Order of the Stars & Bars. Judge Advocate Crane joined the SCV in 1989 on the merits of the service of his gg-grandfather Pvt Richard J. Harber, who served in the 7th Arkansas Infantry in the War for Southern Independence.

Judge Advocate
Dr. Roger Crane


, known by friends as Jake, was born 1968 in Tampa, Florida.  Even before graduating from Land O Lakes High School in 1986 Jake had exhibited his entrepreneurial and business sense.  By 1993 he was the owner of "Traditions Men Ware" and catered to an upscale market.  Today, he is employed by an executive training firm and is currently retained by Chase Manhattan Bank in a professional capacity.  A member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Lesley Camp since 1994 he has been the Quartermaster since 1995.  His sense of proper protocol and decorum are indispensable in setting a high standard for the camp .  Is also a member of the Military Order of the Stars & Bars and is very involved at Idlewild Baptist Church where he teaches 3rd grade Sunday School and Kindergarten Children's Choir.  Jake joined the SCV on the merits of his forefather 3rd Lt. Callohill M. English, Co D 2nd Virginia Cavalry.

Jake English


Brigade Commander
Jim Cunningham

9th Brigade Commander is the camp's former Deputy Adjutant and is presently Aide-de-Camp for Media Networking. Born 1950 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., Tennessee attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, with a B.S. in History / Political Science. After teaching for a short time, he joined the U.S. Army, and served in the First Calvary Division, and the Big Red 1 (1st Inf. Div.). Is the former President of the University of Tennessee - Tampa Bay Alumni Club. In August, 1997 was appointed as Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, to the Tennessee Governor's staff, by Tennessee Governor, Don Sundquist, for his service to his state and country. Jim has identified 21 family members that fought and/or died for the Cause. He joined the Camp in 1995, on the service of his ancestor, Joseph Cunningham, 44th Tenn Volunteer Infantry. 


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