A hometown hero receives warm welcome
He’s headed back to Afghanistan to finish his current mission in that as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Sergeant Scot Spencer, a son of Arch Jr. and Barbara Spencer, will be returning to that Asian country to continue his role as part of the ISAF the end of this month. He finishes his tour in November/December.
Spencer, now 32, has been a member of the Canadian Army since he joined the Forces at age 18. His home base is CFB Petawawa, near Ottawa, Ontario.
This is his third tour of duty overseas, previously serving in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kabul, Afghanistan in 2003.
He role now is as Command Post Sergeant with the international support force.
Sgt. Spencer’s previous Canadian deployments have included the Red River floods in Manitoba and the ice storm in Quebec.
He pointed out “It’s not uncommon to serve a third tour (of duty overseas) but it is uncommon for a fourth tour.”
Sgt. Spencer is married with two children - a boy and a girl.
“I don’t know for sure if my wife enjoys Newfoundland but she flew home when school closed with our two children.”
The Town of Marystown presented Sgt. Spencer with a flag of the Town of Marystown prior to last Tuesday’s regular council session.
Family members and friends then joined Sgt. Spencer for a motorcade through the town, as they ‘welcomed home their hero’.
Sgt. Scot Spencer, a 14-year veteran with the Canadian Army Forces and currently serving in Afghanistan, is joined by family and friends in the Marystown Town Council Chambers prior to a motorcade through the town.