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Encyclopedia > Camp Pendleton

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is near Oceanside, California.

The United States Marine Corps established the base on the Pacific Ocean coast north of San Diego in Southern California in 1942 to train U.S. Marines for service in World War II. The base is named after Marine General Joseph Henry Pendleton, who long advocated setting up a West Coast training base for the Marine Corps.

The Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores was the largest in California, over 200 square miles, and originally belonged to the family of Pio Pico, changing hands until the Marine Corps takeover.

The Las Flores Adobe was built in 1867 and is an example of the Monterey style that blends Mexican adobe with certain New England architectural elements. It is currently administered by the Boy Scouts of America and is a National Historic Landmark.

External link

  • Camp Pendleton Home Page (http://www.cpp.usmc.mil/) - official site.

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Michelle Malkin » THE CAMP PENDLETON 8 (2457 words)
My column this week calls attention to the Camp Pendleton 8–7 Marines and Navy corpsman being held in shackles with no charges against them as higher-ups investigate an alleged murder of an Iraqi man earlier this spring in Hamandiya.
The men are in solitary confinement, locked in 8′x8′ cells at San Diego’s Camp Pendleton, as investigators probe an April 26 incident involving the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division.
For their part, human rights groups were too busy shedding tears for the Gitmo terrorist suicide squad and lionizing them as “heroes” in the words of William Goodman of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (653 words)
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is located in southern California between the towns of Oceanside and San Clemente.
On July 20 of that same year, the expedition arrived at a location now known as Camp Pendleton, and as it was the holy day St.
After five months of furious building activity, the 9th Marine Regiment marched from Camp Elliot in San Diego to Camp Pendleton to be the first troops to occupy the new base.
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