8 Jan 2018
11th Marine Regiment will celebrate its centennial with a battle colors ceremony honoring its history and heritage Jan. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the Camp Pulgas aboard Camp Pendleton.  
The centennial celebration will unite current and former Marines serving in the 11th Marine Regiment as they rededicate their battle colors with awards and campaign streamers from the regiment’s campaigns including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
The regiment, commonly known as “Cannon Cockers” among the Marines, is the artillery regiment under the command of the 1st Marine Division.
The guest of honor will be Valentine Jones, the granddaughter of Lt. Gen. Pedro de Valle, the late general who served as the commanding officer of 11th Marine Regiment and commanding general of 1st Marine Division during World War II.  
Media interested in covering the centennial must RSVP no later than 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, via email at or by phone at (760) 212-9823.  Arrival instructions will be distributed after the RSVP deadline. 
Photo, video package, and video B-Roll imagery from the event will be released by the 1st Marine Division Press Office and made available for media use. This imagery can be found on the 1st Marine Division page at
For additional queries, please contact the 1st Marine Division press officer Capt. Paul Gainey at (760) 212-9823 or email
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