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News | May 12, 2021

BAMC dedicates auditorium to hospital’s longest-serving civilian

By Elaine Sanchez

With friends, family and a host of former bosses cheering her on, Brooke Army Medical Center dedicated its fourth floor auditorium to Carolyn D. Putnam, the hospital’s longest-serving government civilian, during a ceremony May 11.

The 85-year-old commander’s secretary has been a civil servant for 66 years, with 61 of those years at BAMC.

“Ms. Putnam embodies the character and dedication of the very best our nation has to offer, and is a shining example to all Americans,” wrote John E. Whitely, acting Secretary of the Army, in his dedication approval memo. “She has earned a place of honor in U.S. Army history.”

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