246th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration and “Last of the First” Salute – Nov. 6, 2021

The 246th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration and “Last of the First” Salute will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.
We are partnering with the 1st Marine Division Association to celebrate the birthday of the Marine Corps and to conduct a special salute to 1st Marine Division World War II Combat Veterans. 
More event details and ticket information are available on Eventbrite at the following:
Questions?  Contact the CPHS Events Committee at cphs.events@gmail.com.

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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.