Groundbreaker Newsletter


The latest issue of the Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS) Groundbreaker newsletter is out!

Members who do not have an email address on file with our Membership Director ( should receive their printed copy by Monday, October 26.


CPHS 4th “Golf With a Hero” Charity Golf Tournament

On Thursday, Oct. 29, Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS), partnering with the Omni La Costa Resort (Carlsbad, Calif.), will conduct the 4th “Golf With A Hero” Charity Golf Tournament. With this tournament, each foursome will be composed of one (1) active duty Marine and three (3) other golfers.
For more details about the golf tournament and how to register to play ($150 per golfer) and/or donate, go to the following Eventbrite web site:
The proceeds from this golf tournament support multiple CPHS projects that are currently either underway or in planning.

Support CPHS through AmazonSmile

Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS) is now registered with AmazonSmile. Support CPHS every time you shop on Amazon by selecting Camp Pendleton Historical Society as your supported charitable organization.

Now is a great time to support CPHS through AmazonSmile since Amazon Prime Day takes place on Oct. 13-14, 2020.  Prime Day is an annual deal event just for Amazon Prime members, delivering great deals and savings on products from small businesses & top brands. Shop for everyone on your upcoming holiday gift list during Prime Day and support CPHS at the same time!

Commemorative Magazine

Battle of Iwo Jima – 75th Anniversary

The Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS), in collaboration with the Iwo Jima Commemorative Committee (San Diego), published an 88-page commemorative magazine in February 2020.  The magazine contains (36) stories of individual Iwo Jima veterans and a number of informative articles about the battle along with various photographs from Iwo Jima veterans and official U.S. Marine Corps photos from the 36-day battle.
In addition to the magazine, CPHS designed and published online digital versions of a post-1945 two-volume photographic hardcover book titled, “U.S. Marine Corps – Iwo Jima Operation – February-March 1945”, originally published by Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. The digital two-volume series contains (240) 8×10 inch black and white official U. S. Marine Corps photographs documenting the battle; the original 1945 captions are included with the photographs.
The digital version of the magazine and the two-volume series are available online for viewing at:

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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.