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Groundbreaker Newsletter
The latest issue of the CPHS Groundbreaker newsletter has been published.   Once again, our writers were working overtime to create another 8-page issue, which is twice the size of our previous quarterly newsletter.  We hope you enjoy the various topics we covered in this issue.  If you would like to write a historical article for the newsletter, please contact our Membership Director at

CPHS Members who have an email address registered with our Membership Director have already received their copy.  Those members without an email address will receive their copy via the postal system during the week of 25-29 July 2016.  If you have not received your newsletter by August 1, 2016, please contact the Membership Director.

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CPHS Has Raised More Than $72,000 For The SSgt Reckless Monument Project
Thanks to the generous support of so many CPHS Members and friends, we have raised more than $72,000 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.

Camp Pendleton has approved our installation plans and construction of the monument base is scheduled to begin on Aug. 29.  A dedication of the monument is tentatively set for Oct. 26, 2016.  Our partner, Robin Hutton, and CPHS are excited about this progress and look forward to seeing many of you there.

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  |  Charles Clements
Kim Fox  |  Jenna Glemser  |  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  |  Betty Toth  |  Robert Warrick  |  Robert Williams

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.