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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Veterans' Corner


January 26, 2023

Teresa Simpson | The Gazette

Gary and Janis Behymer pose, holding their Quilt of Valor.

COLFAX– Growing up in the Tri-City area, veteran Gary Behymer, 76, and his wife Janis moved to the area about 6 and a half years ago. Behymer joined Army Intelligence after college in August 1968, and would continue his service into August 1970.

Behymer explained that he was drafted in August of 1968, going to Fort Lewis in Washington for basic training. From there he would go to Fort Ord in California for radio training, and then to Georgia for radio teletype training.

Behymer explained that several classes were getting sent to Vietnam at the time.

"Our class went to Germany, Italy, a...

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