75th Anniversary Evening Colors Ceremony

Evening Colors Ceremony Program

The last official event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the dedication of Camp Pendleton took place at the Pacific Views Event Center, Camp Pendleton, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.

Among the many VIP guests attending the event were retired Marine 1st Sgt. John Farritor, 98, who marched aboard Camp Pendleton on Sept. 4, 1942 and was at the flag raising and base dedication with President Franklin Roosevelt and Mary Fay Pendleton; and retired Marine Col. James “Rip” Harper, 100, who as a Captain, built Combat Town on Camp Pendleton in 1951. 

Read more about the ceremony – https://www.dvidshub.net/news/250183/75th-annual-evening-colors-ceremony

Watch the recent interview with 1st Sgt. Farritor – https://www.facebook.com/MCIWPendletonCA/videos/10155078837582877/

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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.