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Aransas Pass Progress David ‘Mac’ McClure, Sr., 74 of Aransas Pass is a Vietnam-era U.S. Army veteran expressing his gratitude to 22-year-old Dominic Lee, also of Aransas Pass and an employee of Peerless Cleaners at 249 W. Harrison Blvd. Last week, McClure brought his 1960’s vintage military uniform to be cleaned in preparation for storage and was about to leave when Lee ran out, having found the veteran’s 1967 wallet in one of the coat pockets and returned it. While there was no money in it, just old photos and aging papers, McClure was impressed by the young man’s honesty and wanted to publish a ‘Thank you’ in the
pages of The Progress.

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January 12, McClure got his Vietnam-era Army uniform back from Peerless Cleaners, assisted by store Associate Kristie Shirley.
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A native of Ft. Worth, McClure enlisted in the Army in 1966 and was sent to Vietnam in 1967. He returned stateside within a year having suffered a duodenal ulcer that perforated, a condition that could have cost him his life. ‘Mac’ believes the issue developed because of stress from his work as a medic and then mortician, processing bodies of dead soldiers killed in action, one that turned out to be an old middle school classmate whose face he immediately recognized.
Courtesy: David McClure, Sr.

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In the 1967 wallet Lee recovered from McClure’s Army uniform was old papers and some photographs. “I thought the wallet was history,” said McClure, unaware it had been sitting in his uniform hung in a closet for more than 50 years.
Courtesy: David McClure, Sr.

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Piece of Aransas Pass Veteran’s History Saved by Dry Cleaner

VETERAN’S VOICES: DAVID ‘MAC’ MCCLURE, SR. – U.S. ARMYThin, frail, using a cane or an electric wheelchair most days to ...

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