GARDNER, Kan. - Whether he was giving someone a ride home or using his jeep to pull people from snow drifts, Spencer Duncan was always ready to help.
It was almost as if he was born to serve.
According to his mother Megan, her son was very focused.
"Some people live their entire lives without a sense of purpose and Spencer at the age of 21 had that and did what he wanted to do and what he truly believed in," she said.
At just 21-years-old, Spencer was one of 30 Americans killed when their Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan two years ago.
Always one to shun the spotlight, his mother says he would cringe at the attention his untimely death has drawn.
Today, his parents Megan and Dale talked about keeping Spencer's memory alive while helping other veterans through the Spencer C. Duncan 5-K run.
The event is a fund raiser that supports groups that help veterans.
Last year's event raised more than $20,000. The race this year is set for August 3rd and will be held at the New Century Airport in Gardner, Kan.