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Today’s Star Spangled Salute honors Vietnam Army Veteran John Spencer Jr.  When John came home from Vietnam, he was given an other-than-honorable discharge, stripped of his dog tags, uniform and his dignity.  Feeling more like a criminal than a Veteran, John held all his emotions in but never gave up getting his medals and his Veteran status back.  Now at the age of 73 and with the help of the UNC School of Law’s Military and Veterans Clinic, John was pinned with a Purple Heart, a Combat Infantryman badge and a Vietnam Gallantry Cross.  John said, all he wanted was when they laid him to rest is to have them drape the flag across his casket.  Congratulation on winning your fight John and THANK YOU for your service.

 

 

 

 

 

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