Military Times NOW hosts the HomeOfHeroes  Awards & Citations Database

 

Stories of American Heroes - Brought to you from the "Home of Heroes" - Pueblo, Colorado

The Brotherhood of Soldiers At War

"God Is Good"

Jaime's Story

 

 


A True Story of Friendship and Faith

WEBMASTER'S NOTE:

I debated long and hard about including this series of pages in our "Brotherhood of Soldiers at War" series for many reasons, including the fact that it is a story that is "too close to home".  As the series developed I realized more and more how much it belongs here.

JAIME'S STORY was the first website I created as I discovered computers in the Spring of 1998.  It was as this same time I finally fulfilled a twenty-six year dream of finding Jaime Pacheco's son.  At the request of Jaime's family, I made my first feeble attempt at web authoring to share this story.  It was posted that year on Father's Day.  The Hall of Heroes web site was begun the following month on July 4th, an outgrowth of Jaime's Story.

I am often asked why I do the things I do, how I find the drive and determination to engage in the many patriotic activities I volunteer to do...not to mention the thousands of hours I have put into this web site.   Those who haven't read Jaime's Story will ever fully understand my motivation.   Everything I do today, I do in memory of a kinship I felt, and still do, to the Brother I lost in Vietnam........


JAIME   PACHECO.

 

 

 

A Son's Tribute to His Father

I never really had the chance to meet my father. I was only 18 months old when he was killed in Vietnam. Throughout my life I often wondered about him, what kind of man he was, how he lived and died. I didn't know that for 25 years my father's closest friend had been looking for me, anticipating my questions, anxious to share the answers with me. Publication of the above photo on the cover of the 1997 1st Cavalry Division calendar set in motion a chain of events that finally brought Doug Sterner and I together. When we talked for the first time on January 20, 1998 one of my first statements was, "Tell me about my father." That night he faxed me the pages of a small booklet he wrote in 1973 shortly after my father was killed in action, a booklet he had never published but had kept along with my father's letters to him throughout the years. This booklet told me more about my father than I could have hoped for. I am happy to share it with you here in honor of the hero I never really met, my father, Jaime Pacheco.

Michael Pacheco

 

Click on these buttons to read the chapters of Jaime's Story

Preface

Contact!

Amigo AstaLuego

In Christ Your Brother

God Is Good

Ranger Story

 

brotherhood_bn_small.jpg (4763 bytes)

Return to the GOD & COUNTRY ROOM
bn_exhibits.jpg (6350 bytes)

E-mail Michael Pacheco at pacheco1@airmail.net

Copyright 1999-2014 by HomeOfHeroes.com
    
2115 West 13th Street - Pueblo, CO 81003
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Unless otherwise noted, all materials by C. Douglas Sterner

Home Page

Hall Of Heroes

MOH Community 

NEWS

Kidz Page

FEATURE STORIES
  Profiles In Courage | Wings of ValorThe Brotherhood of Soldiers At War | Go For Broke
 Pearl Harbor  | A Splendid Little War | Shinmiyangyo-Korea 1871 | Quick Links to MOH Stories

RECIPIENT WEB SITES
Barney Barnum  |  Jack Lucas  |  Mitch Paige  |  Wesley Fox  |  Sammy Davis
Roger Donlon
Peter Lemon  |  Drew Dix  |  Mike Novosel

Medal Of Honor Calendar  |  Books By MOH RecipientsSteve Ryan MOH Posters

What Does 
A Hero Look Like?

Click on Superman To Find out


FOOTNOTES
In
HISTORY

NEW
Looking for a Hero or trying to verify awards? We have posted the names of more than 120,000 recipients of the highest awards in a BRAND NEW FREE SECTION
DECORATIONS 1862 - Present
.

Military Medals & Awards 

Information and Images of ALL Military Medals
The Purple Heart 
How to Request Records/Medals Earned
  How to Obtain Military Records of a Family Member 

Honor Roll of America's Military Heroes


Brevet Medal


DSC 


Navy Cross 


Air Force Cross 

Distinguished Service Medals

Defense - Army - Navy - Air Force - Coast Guard - Merchant Marine



Silver Star

U.S. History and Information
The History Room | U.S. Flag HistoryHistory of the Flag |
How to Display the Flag
| The National Anthem | The Pledge of Allegiance The American Creed | The Seal of our Nation | Our National Symbol
Arthur MacArthur's Flag | William Carney's Flag | FDR's Flag of Liberation]

FLAG DAY           STATE FLAGS
American Presidents
U.S. Presidents | Inaugural Addresses

God & Country
ROOM

MY HERO Web Page Creator 
(Create a Tribute to the Hero in Your Own Life)

SEARCH
bn_search.jpg (3967 bytes)
OUR SITE

EDUCATIONAL

GAME ARCADE

OR
Quick Quiz

***
Electronic Post Cards
Talking Points 

Remembering 911
The Binch
Citizens Speak Out

BEYOND THE MEDAL

This 5 Disc DVD Education Program has been distributed to over 17,500 Public & Private High Schools and is now available to the public!


 

HomeOfHeroes.com now has more than 25,000 pages of US History for you to view.