GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Retired Army Specialist Samuel N. Andres received six medals, including the Purple Heart, at a ceremony at Kent County Veterans Services on Wednesday.
Spc. Andres is a veteran of the Vietnam War.
The medals were presented by Rep. Justin Amash.
According to a press release, on Friday, September 13, 1968, Andres and his four-man squad were attacked while on night patrol south of Pleiku. Over the course of the nearly hour-long firefight, Andres was struck by two bullets, sustaining injuries to his right leg.
On the request and with the assistance of Andres's family, including his wife Mary, the United States Army approved Spc. Andres's medals, including the Purple Heart, in May 2015.