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The Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS) is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich and colorful history of the land that is now Camp Pendleton.  Our interests span the entire history of the region, to include prehistoric times, native American culture, the Spanish mission era, the rancho story, and finally, United States Marine Corps ownership since 1942.

We are especially proud of the work we have done to support various historical restoration projects and other historical programs aboard the Base, having raised and contributed $63,592 to date for these efforts.


Reckless** Updated **  CPHS Has Raised More Than $71,000 For The SSgt Reckless Monument Project
Thanks to the generous support of so many CPHS Members and friends, we have raised more than $71,000 for the SSgt Reckless Monument to be placed aboard Camp Pendleton.

However, it’s still not too late to contribute to the campaign.  You can still join the campaign and contribute by sending a check or donating via PayPal.  Check our Projects page for details on donations.


cropped-CPHS-Pin-1.jpgMembership News
Thanks to our existing members for their membership renewal as well as welcome to our new members who have joined the Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS).

It’s great to have you as part of the team!

Jean Adkins
Richard Althouse
John Boal
Judith Burns
Kim Fox
Wyatt and Susan Hart
Norman C. Haven
LtCol Charles Kershaw, USMC (Ret)
Jerry and Marcia Lasher
Mission Viejo Cow Camp Caridades
Tom Morton
Col Stewart Navarre, USMC (Ret)
Joseph and Catherine O’Brien
Michael and Mary O’Donnell
Allen and Wanda Prosser
Gordon Romine
Jenna Ross
Betty Toth
Robert Warrick
Robert Williams


CPHS.10.2.FrontPageGroundbreaker Newsletter
The latest issue of the CPHS Groundbreaker newsletter has been published and distributed to all CPHS Members.

This particular issue is twice the size of our typical quarterly newsletter; it’s filled with lots of detailed information on the various projects that your CPHS is currently working on.

If you have not received your newsletter, please contact the Membership Director at cphsmembership@gmail.com