Jose Anthony PachecoLance Corporal
I CO, 3RD BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
07 October 1943 - 13 April 1966
Los Angeles, California
Panel 06E Line 111
The database page for Jose Anthony Pacheco
After 40 years you are still thought of and missed.
I lived one block away from Jose, we went to Roosevelt high school together, played in the school band together, and just enjoyed life together.
I was in boot camp when I heard of his death, and to this day I still remember that moment.
I pass by your house once in a while, and I still see you sitting on your porch, so your sprit still lives on, Jose. God speed, go Roughriders.
Carlos X. Esqueda
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 3rd Bn, 3rd Marines Command Chronology for April 1966 contains the following two entries in the summary for 13 April:
"At 131708H [5:08 PM], Co I Platoon (AT977608) received 60 rounds small arms fire from estimated 4-5 VC (AT980599). One USMC KIA. One USMC WIA, med evac. Returned 500 rounds small arms fire, 31 rounds 81mm [mortar], and 36 rounds 105mm [recoilless rifle]. VC casualties unknown."The Marine killed in the 1708H incident was LCpl Jose A. Pacheco of Los Angeles, CA. The mine detonation at 1856H resulted in three deaths - one immediate, one later on the 13th, and one Marine died of wounds the following day. They were
Top of Page|
With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 20 Aug 2007
Last updated 11/13/2010