KEMPNER — Clementine Lewis was not long out of high school when she started dating a young man from her hometown of Texarkana, who was five years older than her and worked different jobs for a while before joining the U.S. Army.

When he got orders to report for duty in Vietnam, the young couple got married in 1968 at a local justice of the peace office and Clementine stayed home to work at the nearby Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant. They reunited when Harold came back a year later, but not long after that, it was time to pack their bags and head east to Fort Bragg, N.C., where Harold was a cook and NCO for the famed 82nd Airborne Division.

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