Final Roll Call

SFC Kenneth Bach

June 18, 2009

 

 

 

On June 18, 2009, a Memorial Service for three fallen Troopers of the 1/12th Cavalry Regiment was conducted at the 1st Cavalry Division Chapel, Fort Hood, Texas. In attendance were the parents of Specialist Jake Velloza, the father and sister of Specialist Jeremiah McCleery, the mother and four sisters of Specialist Shawn Sykes. In addition, other family members, friends and comrades of the fallen Troopers were present.

 

The 1/12th Cavalry rear detachment First Sergeant, SFC Kenneth Bach, conducted the Final Roll Call.

 

“Specialist Cormier”

          “Here, First Sergeant”

 

“Specialist Rutland”

          “Here, First Sergeant”

 

“Sergeant Gronberg”

          “Here, First Sergeant”

 

Specialist Velloza

          No response

 

“Specialist Jake Velloza”

          No response

 

“Specialist Jake Robert Velloza”

          No response

 

Specialist McCleery

          No response

 

“Specialist Jeremiah McCleery”

          No response

 

 “Specialist Jeremiah Paul McCleery”

          No response

 

Specialist Sykes

          No response

 

“Specialist Shawn Sykes”

          No response

 

“Specialist Shawn Dante Sykes”

          No response

 

The Final Roll Call was followed by the firing of three volleys by the firing party and then the playing of Taps by the Bugler, SSG Christopher Badillo.