McALESTER — With two parents in the military, Justin Smith has moved around. In the seventh grade, he lived in Ft. Riley, Kansas. In the eighth grade, he lived in Bluffton, South Carolina.
Smith moved to McAlester before his freshman year after his mother took a job at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant. His father had already been working at McAAP for a year, reuniting the family.
“My mom asked more of me (in Bluffton), and when my dad came, it took a little bit of the responsibility and weight off me at home,” Smith said. “It’s good having him back around again."
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