Arnold Palmer served his country for three years with which branch of the US Armed Forces?

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Arnold palmer US coast guard
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Clue

It was one time he couldn’t avoid the water.

Answer

Arnold Palmer served with the US Coast Guard for 3 years from 1951 to 1953.

Initially he served as a physical fitness and self-defense instructor and then as a photographer within the Coast Guard.

More interesting reading and links of interest

  • During his time in the Coast Guard he became the yeoman for the commander of the 9th Coast Guard District.
  • “The knowledge I gained, the maturity I gained in the Coast Guard was unbelievable. It matured me,” said Palmer. “It made me a better person.”
  • He had his first significant win, the 1954 US Amateur, soon after his service.
  • You can read more at the official blog of the US Coast Guard.