Congressman Jason Smith was in Cape Girardeau Saturday.
At noon today, he posthumously awarded a Purple Heart to the family of a deceased World War II veteran.
Eugene O. Hahs died in 2004, but yesterday, his family were given the Purple Heart along with 6 other medals.
Later that day, he was the keynote speaker to 67 new Eagle Scouts.
He spoke at Southeast Missouri State University’s Academic Hall and presented each of them their Eagle Medals.