BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – As part of his daily briefings, Gov. Andy Beshear pays tribute to a victim of the coronavirus epidemic.
The tributes are brief biographies of a victim, often reported by local media with the family’s permission.
Wednesday’s tribute was to 96-year-old William Miranda Jr., a Boyd County resident who died last weekend.
Among other things, he survived the World War II D-Day invasion at Normandy and won two medals for his service during the invasion.
The governor says the tributes are a way to not let the coronavirus epidemic become just a daily list of numbers where state residents forget the human impact.