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Veteran's Corner - Penny Martinez

Series: Veterans Corner | Story 3

PULLMAN - Local, and Commander of the Garfield American Legion Post Number 24, Penny Martinez, joined the Army Reserves in 1986 when she was 17.

Martinez shared that she was part of the 104th training brigade in Spokane, the Timberwolves.

"I did two drills before I even went to basic training," Martinez said, adding that she went to Fort McClellan in Alabama in July 1986.

"I turned 18 on the day I got to my unit," she said, adding that it was her basic training unit at Fort McClellan.

After basic training, she would go to Fort Lee to do logistics, supplies, and armor operations before returnin...


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