Viewed through glass doors at the Dole Institute of Politics, Sgt. Maj. Jess Pacheco, retired, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam, listens to a speech emphasizing the important sacrifices of service members by retired Navy Capt. John W. “Buck” Newsom during the 235th birthday celebration for the United States Marine Corps on Wednesday. Pacheco, the oldest marine present at Wednesday's celebration, joined the Marine Corps in 1943 and served until his retirement in 1979.

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