Groundbreaker – Vol 10 Nr 4

Groundbreaker Newsletter
The latest issue of the CPHS Groundbreaker newsletter will soon be published.  Our writers and editor worked overtime (again) to create another 8-page issue, which is quickly becoming the standard size of our quarterly newsletter.  We sure hope you enjoy the various topics we covered in this issue.

CPHS Members who have an email address on file with our Membership Director will get their copy (via email) first; expect printed copies to be mailed out by Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.

We’re still looking for writers for the Groundbreaker newsletter.  If you would like to write a historical article for the newsletter, please contact our Membership Director at

CPHSReckless - Alt View Has Raised More Than $92,000 For The SSgt Reckless Monument Project
Thanks to the generous support of so many CPHS Members and friends, we have raised more than $92,000 for the SSgt Reckless Monument which is being placed in front of the entrance to the Pacific View Events Center (PVEC) aboard Camp Pendleton.

The official dedication ceremony takes place on Oct. 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the PVEC.  There will be a pre-ceremony concert by the 1st Marine Division Band that starts at 9:40 a.m.  Recommend arriving by 9:30 a.m. if you plan to be there for the pre-ceremony concert.

By the way – it’s not too late to still contribute to the campaign!  We’re still accepting donations.  You can contribute by check and mailing it to:

Camp Pendleton Historical Society
P.O. Box 5497
Oceanside, CA 92052

Please make the check out to “Camp Pendleton Historical Society” and indicate “Reckless Monument Fund” on your check.

You can also donate to the Reckless project using PayPal by clicking the following “Donate” button:
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Check our Projects page for details on the SSgt Reckless monument project.

cropped-CPHS-Pin-1.jpgMembership News
Thanks to our existing members for their membership renewal, welcome to our new members, and thanks to those that have donated to the Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS).

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

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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, the United States Marine Corps ownership since 1942.