A part of the Camp Pendleton 75th Anniversary series that highlights Camp Pendleton's involvement in Marine Corps History. Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift commanded the 1st Marine Division to victory in its first ground offensive of World War II, the Battle of Guadalcanal, and later became the 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
During World War II Camp Pendleton provided the real estate needed to train Marines after recruit training. #CampPen75
An infographic detailing the history of the "T & O", the official logo for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 05, 2017. (US Marine Corps Video by Lance Cpl Desiree D King)
An infographic production on the historical march of the 9th Marine Regiment and the 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, from Camp Elliot to the newly established Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in September 1942. (US Marine Corps Video by Sgt Hector De Jesus)
Throughout 2017, Camp Pendleton will be highlighting its history through a series of video features. Early history, the first in this series, takes a look at the area before the Marines arrived in 1942. #CampPen75