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Camp Pendleton needs wake-up call


Last updated 11/13/2008 at Noon

Major General Lehnert believes spending $4.78 billion (not million) on Camp Pendleton housing is wonderful (NCT, “Spending top dollars for living quarters,” 11/9/08).

Excessive empty and foreclosed housing surrounds Camp Pendleton. Helping young military families move into these vacant homes is economical and practical and will eliminate graft and corruption, as evidenced in Iraq. The Navy Exchange, used by Camp Pendleton residents, is not a bargain compared with local discount stores.

The lack of clean Camp Pendleton water is so critical that a needed desalination plant on/near the b...

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