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Jesse Pacheco enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 and served until 1946 in the Fourth Raider Battalion and Fourth Marine Regiment. Interviewed by Brian Grubbs on Jul 10, 2007, Pacheco talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He joined the Marines in 1943 and did his basic training in San Diego. He was in the 4th Marine Raiders and worded as a demolition man. He was stationed in New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Guam, and Okinawa. After the war, he joined the reserves and was called up to go to Korea in July 1950. In 1959, we went back into the Marines and ultimately served in Vietnam. The interview contains information about his activities in the later conflicts, also. He was born August 24, 1924, in Remington, Oklahoma, but he was raised and attended school in Ottawa, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Pacheco, Jesse
Date: July 10, 2007

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Item Number: 218571
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218571

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