TAPS For SgtMaj Pacheco

TAPS For SgtMaj Pacheco

Just received a text from SgtMaj Pacheco’s daughter. The SgtMaj reported in to his next duty station on Thursday, 14 April 2016 at 1813. Members of Platoon 145, MCRD San Diego 1962 mourn his passing plus I know there are others who read this newsletter who served with the SgtMaj.

What a man. What a Marine. Semper Fidelis SgtMaj, Fidelis Ad Mortem.

“One Thing Led to Another and Before We Knew it, We Were Dead.”
–Michael O’Donoghue – Founder of National Lampoon magazine & Saturday Night Live

Once a Corporal. Forever a Marine.
Jerry D.

SgtMaj Pacheco and Kitty in November 2006

Sgt Pacheco in Drill Instructor photo

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2 comments


  • PFC GLEN R. PERALES

    SGTMAJ Pacheco was MY DI BACK IN 1962 MCRD SAN DIEGO,last time i saw him was in 2010 in san diego at are 48 yr reunion at mcrd.he will be missed.SEMPER FI sgtmaj pacheco. plt. 145


  • S. T. O’Dell

    SgtMaj Pacheco was our Senior Drill Instructor .. Jan 1963. Sgt. S. T. O’Dell and Cpl. J. S. Russell He was good Marine. Semper Fi.


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