Joseph Henry was born in Rochester, Pennsylvania back in 1860 to Joseph and Martha. Can’t tell you about his early education however, in 1878 you could find him at the United States Naval Academy graduating in 1884 as a second lieutenant.
In 1892, he was promoted to first lieutenant and to captain in 1899. By 1903, he was promoted to major. In 1906, he commanded the Marines on Guam. He continued to rise through the ranks reaching the rank of Major General, serving this nation for 40 years. He retired in in 1924, where he served as mayor in Coronado, California. He died in 1942 at 81. To tell you all the posts he had would take a lot more writing so let’s cut to the chase.
What you may not know about Major general Joseph Henry Pendleton is that the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is named in his honor. Until tomorrow my wish for you is to have a wonderful day, embrace it, love it and live it to its fullest.