Arnold Palmer, Golf
“The King” spent time in the U.S. Coast Guard during the early days of his career, serving from 1951 to 1953. Palmer said in an interview that he enlisted after his roommate at Wake Forest was killed in a car accident and felt that he “needed to get away.” Palmer was able to continue his golfing career while serving in the Coast Guard, where was a yeoman for the commander of the 9th Coast Guard District Auxiliary. Palmer finished his career with 62 PGA Tour wins, including seven major championships.
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