Palmer served in the Coast Guard from 1951 to 1953.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA) — The U.S. Coast Guard is renaming a wing at a training center in California in honor of Arnold Palmer.

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The wing of the Training Center Petaluma schoolhouse will be known as the Arnold D. Palmer Professional Annex.

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Before becoming one of the best golfers in the world, Palmer served in the Coast Guard from 1951 to 1953.

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The annex will house the yeoman and storekeeper “A” school wing of the Juliet Nichols Building where all Coast Guard yeomen conduct their foundational entry-level training.