UNC helps a Vietnam vet get his Purple Heart – 50 years after he served

By Jayda Williams

Army veteran John Spencer receives a Purple Heart at the UNC School of Law (Jayda Williams/Carolina Connection)

US Army veteran John Spencer served in Vietnam over 50 years ago. But partly because of racist treatment in the Army, he’s lived for decades without the benefits and awards that he deserved, including a Purple Heart. A program at the UNC School of Law changed that for Spencer.

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