WWII Veteran in Bourbon County finally awarded medals
95-year-old Hubert D. Jasper of Paris now has a Bronze Star Medal, French Legion of Honor Medal, European-African- Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Silver Service Star, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp, Combat Infantryman Badge, Honorable Service Lapel Button-World War II and Belgian Fourragere. Jasper received the medals today during a formal awards ceremony in Nicholasville.
Jasper fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and was at Normandy. He served from 1943 to 1945. He says even 70 years later, he remembers what he was fighting for. "Freedom. Freedom of speech and everything that we have…It was mighty good to get back on U.S. soil after the war," says Jasper.