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Navy Medicine on the Santa Margarita Ranch: A Look Back at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton’s First Years

“My first duty station was Santa Margarita Ranch in Oceanside.  I had my choice of duty stations anywhere in the U.S. but a buddy of mine talked me into going to the Santa Margarita Ranch because I liked to ride horses.  I figured that a ranch would be just fine.  I didn’t know that it was Camp Pendleton.”  ~Hospitalman Dan …

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