50 years ago this week Baxter Spring's was proudly honoring one of its own. At Fort Riley, Army Specialist Four Terry L. Bendure, 23 at the time, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bendure of Baxter Springs, received the Army Commendation Medal. Specialist Bendure received the award for meritorious service during his assignment as a member of Company C, 2nd Battalion of the 9th Infantry's 47th Infantry in Vietnam from December 1966 to November 1967.