ALTON, Ill. (KSDK) - A soldier killed in Vietnam more than 40 years ago is finally being honored for his bravery.
Monday morning in Alton, Ill. U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart presented the family of Army Specialist Steven Spencer the Purple Heart and five other honors.
Spencer was on patrol in Vietnam in 1971 when his tank was hit by mortar fire. He was killed while running to the aid of injured soldiers.
In addition to the Purple Heart, Spencer was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.