Marines mark Pendleton’s 75th anniversary

Throughout 2017, Camp Pendleton is celebrating 75 years as a premier Marine Corps training base. In honor of the occasion, the base has invited the public to a number of events including multiple base tours and the 2017 Battle Color ceremony.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in honor of Maj. Gen. Joseph H. Pendleton, Sept. 25, 1942.

Tours of the Santa Margarita Ranch House National Historic Site, hosted by the Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores Docents, will run from noon to 2 p.m. on March 11th, April 8th, May 6th, June 3rd, July 8th, August 5th and September 9th.

The Ranch House was home to Pio Pico, last governor of Mexican California, and several succeeding owners before housing United States Marine Corps Commanding Generals after the Camp Pendleton was established.

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