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Record-breaking recruiter retires today

Posted: Thursday, Sep 27th, 2012


Sergeant First Class Gene Martin, who retires today (Friday) as the Newport recruiter for the Oregon Army National Guard, has enlisted more than 200 soldiers since 1997 - enough to fill a rifle company. (Photo by Rick Beasley)


NEWPORT Gene Martin, who defied the aging, listless demographics of Lincoln County to raise a company of National Guard recruits, will retire today (Friday).

For the complete article see the 09-28-2012 issue.

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