Four Kentucky World War II veterans were honored last week in Frankfort. Governor Andy Beshear presented “Kentucky Colonel” plaques during a brief ceremony at the capitol.
Afterward, when asked about his thoughts regarding the honor, Staff Sergeant Henry Breithaupe said he leads a simple life. “It’s something unusual to me. I’m a little old country boy. You know what a hermit is? Well, that’s me. I go to church on Sundays and go home and that’s it. When it comes summer time, I take care of my little place,” said Breithaupe.