From a contemporary press report:
Retired Army Brigadier General Wallace L. Clement, age 81, died Sunday, June 11, 2000. He had been a resident of Williamsburg for the past 15 years.
A native of Massachusetts, General Clement graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1940 and was commissioned in the Cavalry.
He served in three wars, World War II, Korea and Vietnam, participating in nine campaigns. His decorations included, among others, The Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, three Legions of Merit, Bronze Star for Valor, Italian and Vietnamese Government decorations.
General Clement received a Masters degree from George Washington University in 1966. He retired in 1970, worked for various think-tanks and finally as an interpreter for Colonial Williamsburg.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; daughters, Sarah Clement, Anne Clement and Ellen Mouri; sons, David and Douglas; step-children, Cynthia and Michael Gibson; four granddaughters and three grandsons; and a brother, Arthur.
A memorial service will be held June 30, at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel at 8:45 a.m. with interment at Arlington National Cemetery immediately thereafter. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
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