Retired Lt. Gen. John Calvin (Toby) Munn, former commanding officer of the Camp Pendleton and El Toro Marine Corps bases, has died at a San Diego County hospital, mortuary officials said. He was 79.
Munn, who also once was assistant commandant of the entire Marine Corps, was commander of Pendleton in 1963-64, a year after leaving the Pentagon. He commanded the El Toro base in 1954.
Munn died Monday, said Eternal Hills mortuary officials, who are handling cremation arrangements.
Born in Prescott, Ark., Munn was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps upon his graduation in 1927 from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.
In 1931, Munn earned his wings as a Marine aviator, and between 1931 and 1937 he served aboard the aircraft carriers Saratoga, Lexington and Langley.