Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1078 member Joe Spencer was Artist of the Month at Rogersville, Tenn.’s Local Artists’ Gallery’s in February. An accomplished photographer, Spencer enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam in 1965–196, then traveled the United States for several years before reenlisting for a long career in the military.
“Because of the small amount of time I spent in Vietnam, my outlook on life had changed,” he told the Rogersville Review. “I spent the next six-and-a-half years traveling and living in different parts of the country. It was in Louisiana that I realized that I needed something more in life, and unfortunately, the only I knew was being a soldier. I needed a skill and a feeling of purpose, so I reenlisted in the Army.”