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Camp Pendleton vehicle museum largest in Marine Corps


Last updated 2/5/2009 at Noon

Master Gunnery Sgt. James C. King arrives at his retirement ceremony in a vintage 1972 Marine Corps Jeep and trailer.

Motor transport icon retires; his legacy preserving history flourishes.

Master Gunnery Sgt. James King officially retired from the United States Marine Corps after more than 30 years of exemplary service.

Two weeks ago, a retirement ceremony was held in his honor with the backdrop of Camp Pendleton’s Command Mechanized Museum. Now the largest properly restored vehicle museum in the Marine Corps, it includes more than 70 vehicles and weapon systems.

King’s career in the Marine Corps and the growth of the museum had a lot in common. They both flourished under King’s enthusiasm, dedic...

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