#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Corps Veteran Robert Carlos Pahcheka


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Robert Carlos Pahcheka. Robert served for 255 days.

Robert enlisted on Feb. 9, 1968. He completed boot camp in San Diego, California and individual training regiment at Camp Pendleton, California. Robert arrived in Vietnam in August and was assigned as a rifleman with H Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. On Oct. 22, 1968, he was killed from an exploding satchel charge on Hill 10 or Hand Grenade Hill in Quang Nam Province. His final resting place is in Indiahoma, Oklahoma.

For his service, Robert was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign with 1960 Device and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross.

Happy birthday, Marine. We honor your service.

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Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.


  1. V. C. Johnson    

    As a fellow Marine, who served at that time and in that place, your ultimate sacrifice is humbling. Semper Fi.

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