MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. Lance Cpl. Donald A. Mitchem III met Stella Agyaakoa Ampofo for the first time on the afternoon of March 27 in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart a few miles outside the gate of Cherry Point Air Station, where Mitchem serves in Marine Wing Support Squadron 274. In the presence of Ampofo's brother David and a member of Mitchem's squadron, Cpl. Micheal Tuafo, the new acquaintances chatted for a few minutes. Then Tuafo turned to Mitchem.

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