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Coast Guard Museum mourns loss of Arnold Palmer

The National Coast Guard Museum Association is mourning the loss of honorary cochairman and golfing great Arnold Palmer.

The National Coast Guard Museum Association is mourning the loss of honorary cochairman and golfing great Arnold Palmer. 

As a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard, the legendary professional golfer was a staunch supporter of the National Coast Guard Museum project.

He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1950 as a Yeoman and continued to serve until 1953. His attention then turned to professional golf.

Palmer was the first golfer to win the Masters Tournament four times and is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men’s professional golf, winning 92 tournaments during his career.

He always cherished his Coast Guard service and his commitment to the Coast Guard continued throughout his life.

In 2014, Palmer joined the National Coast Guard Museum Association as an honorary chair. In that role, he was instrumental in working with the Association’s executive committee and board members to establish the country’s first-ever National Coast Guard Museum in New London, Conn., to honor the commitment, accomplishments, and sacrifices of his fellow US Coast Guard men and women.

In the spring of 2015, Palmer hosted an exclusive National Coast Guard Museum event at his Bay Hill Resort in Orlando, Fla., and encouraged others to generously donate to the building of the National Coast Guard Museum.

“We are saddened today to mourn the loss of one of our greatest supporters,” National Coast Guard Museum Association president and CEO Richard Grahn said in a statement. “We express our condolences to his wife and family and express our deep gratitude for his steadfast leadership and support of our mission to build the National Coast Guard Museum. Our shipmate has crossed the bar.”


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