Sending Office: Honorable Darrell E. Issa
Sent By: Jacob.Morabito@mail.house.gov
Request for Cosponsor(s)

Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Camp Pendleton

Join Rep. Darrell Issa and Become an original Co-Sponsor

Current co-sponsors: Rep. Duncan Hunter, Rep. Scott Peters, Rep. Juan Vargas, Rep. Susan Davis, Rep. Walter Jones, Rep. Paul Cook, Rep. Steve Knight, Rep. Jim Himes, Rep. Bradley Byrne, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Rep. Mike Gallagher

Dear Colleague:

I invite you to join me in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Camp Pendleton by becoming an original co-sponsor of a resolution commemorating the base’s important role in the history of our Marine Corps.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated Camp Pendleton on September 25, 1942, in honor of World War I Major General Joseph H. Pendleton who had long advocated establishing a West Coast training base. In 1944, Camp Pendleton was named a ‘‘permanent installation’’ and became the home of the 1st Marine Division in 1946. Almost half of our nation’s Marines have resided, trained or passed through the base as part of their journey in defending our freedom.

Camp Pendleton trained Marines for the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and approximately 200,000 Marines have passed through its grounds on their way to the Middle East. Camp Pendleton is the Marine Corps’ largest West Coast expeditionary training facility, encompassing more than 125,000 acres of Southern California terrain. The Base has a daytime population of 70,000 military and civilian personnel, with more than 38,000 military family members occupying base housing complexes.

Support our Marine Corps and the historical significance that this resolution highlights and join me in commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton CA. With questions, or to cosponsor this resolution, please contact Todd Putnam in my office by email at todd.putnam@mail.house.gov.

Sincerely,

Darrell Issa

Member of Congress


H. Con. Res.

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Marine Corps Base

Camp Pendleton.

 

Purpose:

H. Con. Res.____, Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton commemorates the service, dedication and sacrifice of our Armed Service members and their families who served aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

  • This resolution recognizes the fighting force of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, and the members of all other major commands who currently serve aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
  • It commends the brave members of the Armed Forces who deployed from Camp Pendleton to fight in World War II, Korean War, Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan
  • It reaffirms its commitment to continue to honor the memory of Camp Pendleton and its critical role in the security of our Nation.

Background:

  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the base on September 25, 1942, in honor of World War I Major General Joseph H. Pendleton who had long advocated establishing a West Coast training base. The first troops to occupy Camp Pendleton was the 9th Marine Regiment with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, who marched north from Camp Elliott in San Diego to Camp Pendleton.
  • In 1944, Camp Pendleton was named a ‘‘permanent installation’’ and became the home of the 1st Marine Division in 1946.
  • Camp Pendleton trained the country’s fighting force for the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and approximately 200,000 Marines have passed through Camp Pendleton on their way to the Middle East.
  • Camp Pendleton is the Marine Corps largest West Coast expeditionary training facility, encompassing more than 125,000 acres of Southern California terrain.
  • The Base has a daytime population of 70,000 military and civilian personnel, with more than 38,000 military family members occupying base housing complexes.
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