My condolences and the condolences of the 12th Cavalry Regiment Association to the family, friends and fellow troopers of Specialist Jake Robert Velloza. The duty and service of Specialist Velloza to his nation, the Army, the First Cavalry Division, and the 12th Cavalry Regiment will never be forgotten, and will always be honored in our memories and in the gatherings of our veterans.
We all individually and collectively mourn the great loss to us, to his friends, and to his family of such an outstanding Trooper. On his final ride to Fiddlers Green Jake is not alone; he is in the companionship of the fine and noble souls in uniform who preceded him on this ride and he carries with him the thoughts and prayers of those who served, and those who continue to serve today in the 12th Cavalry Regiment.
In the motto of the Regiment, SEMPER PARATUS – Always Ready.
Ken Howser, Jr.
12th Cavalry Regiment Association