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HARRISON, Maine (AP) - A Vietnam veteran from Maine is getting a long-overdue honor.

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on Thursday will present the Purple Heart to Stephen Andrews of Harrison. Collins says Andrews was wounded in battle in Vietnam in 1967, but never received the medal he earned and deserves.

After being contacted by Andrews' family, Collins, a Maine Republican, worked to secure the medal for the 66-year-old veteran.

Maine National Guard Chief of Staff Col. John Jansen and representatives from the VFW and Auxiliary will join Collins in the late-morning ceremony.